By Larry Buchanan, Jon Huang, Emily Rhyne, Bedel Saget, Joe Ward, Jeremy White and Josh Williams
Keegan Palmer of Australia won gold in the men’s park event, Pedro Barros of Brazil took silver and Cory Juneau of the United States got bronze.
Kokona Hiraki, 12, and Sky Brown, 13, won silver and bronze in park skateboard, leaving Marjorie Gestring, a 13-year-old American diver, as the youngest athlete to have won an Olympic gold. But there’s a twist.
Sakura Yosozumi, 19, won by one point over 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki, also of Japan. skateboard magazine articles Sky Brown of Britain, 13, was third.
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A park competition with lip tricks, grabs and aerial spin ends with gold for Sakura Yosozumi of Japan and more youthful celebrating at the Tokyo Games.
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