Won the first ever skateboarding Olympic gold medal to the delight of the host nation, when he took the men’s street title, including beating Nyjah Huston, the sport’s biggest star, into seventh place. Horigome consistently landed his tricks down a 12-step, three-rail staircase. Each of his final three attempts earned a score of at least 9.30, plus the competition’s highest score of 9.50 for an expertly executed nollie 270 nosegrind. Skateboarding’s Olympic debut delivered exactly what the Games' organisers had hoped for: a high-powered show of thrills and spills from athletes connecting to a younger audience. Horigome, 22, had also beaten Huston into second place in Rome earlier in the year to win the world championship.