Nishiya gets maiden Paris Olympics qualifying win

Japanese Skateboarder Momiji Nishiya Clinches Victory at Fourth Paris Olympics Qualifier and Claims Maiden World Skateboarding Tour Win

Nishiya gets maiden Paris Olympics qualifying win
Tokyo Olympics skateboarding champion Momiji Nishiya of Japan (C) poses for a photo after winning the women’s street final at a Paris Olympics qualifying event in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 16, 2023, alongside compatriots Yumeka Oda (L) and Toa Sasaki, who finished second in the women’s and men’s events, respectively. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

16-Year-Old Momiji Nishiya Triumphs at Paris Olympics Qualifier and Maiden World Skateboarding Tour Victory

In an impressive performance, 16-year-old Japanese skateboarder Momiji Nishiya secured victory at the fourth Paris Olympics qualifying event in the women’s street category. Not only did she claim this important win, but she also celebrated her maiden triumph on the World Skateboarding Tour.

Nishiya accumulated a remarkable total of 259.81 points during the event, surpassing her compatriot and runner-up, Yumeka Oda, who achieved a score of 249.77. American skateboarder Paige Heyn secured the third position with a score of 243.93. The event took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, where Nishiya’s exceptional skills shone through.

Tokyo Olympics skateboarding champion Momiji Nishiya of Japan competes en route to winning the women’s street final at a Paris Olympic qualifying event in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 16, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Nishiya clinched the title with her fifth and final attempt during the best trick phase, where she earned an impressive score of 86.91. This exceptional performance propelled her to the top of the leaderboard.

Expressing her joy and determination, Nishiya stated, “I’m really happy. I’d decided on winning this event. I could do it as my family, coaching staff, and many people cheered me on till the end. I’m really grateful.”

In the men’s event, Japan’s Toa Sasaki secured an impressive second place finish with a score of 270.53. However, it was American skateboarder Nyjah Huston who claimed victory with a score of 275.94. Giovanni Vianna of Brazil secured the third position with a score of 268.06, making it an exciting and competitive event for skateboarders worldwide.

References

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/09/65c50a4c75c2-skateboarding-nishiya-gets-maiden-paris-olympics-qfying-win.html

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