21-year-old Oslo X Games Skateboard Street winner, Nyjah Huston.
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At only 16 years old, Pamela Rosa has won the women's skateboard competition during X Games Oslo on Thursday evening. She was stable throughout her runs and delivered some great technical skateboarding, but it was her first run that held out and remained unbeatable. This makes the two-time X Games silver medalist the youngest woman ever to take out gold. American Alexis Sablone possibly skated the most technically of everyone, landing the most difficult tricks, but only reached fourth place. Leticia Bufoni also shone, and was perhaps the biggest star as she went for the gnarliest jump, but overall she was not technical enough to gain a medal. That left the remaining podium spots for Lacey Baker and Vanessa Torres, who both scored 79.66, proving what a close call it was between the riders.
The men's final stood between Nyjah Huston, Shane O'Neill, Alec Majerus, Luan Oliveira, Curren Caples and Louie Lopez. Brazilian Luan Oliveira perhaps thought he had set the standard immediately when he landed a run of 88 points. However, soon after came Australian Shane O'Neill with a beaut of a run that scored 92 points. Nyjah Huston responded to his Monster Energy teammate with 93 points. It was a tough fight between this trio, with these skaters being slightly more impressive than the rest. All three, however, dropped during their second runs, meaning the last run was a display of hard, technical skateboarding. Luan Oliveira started with a run that was so demanding he shortly ran out to cool off in the fresh Oslo air. Surprisingly he was rewarded with only 91.33 points for his efforts. For his run, Alec Majerus upped his game considerably with 89.66 points, which assured fourth place for the promising 20-year-old. When Shane O'Neill failed to improve on his last run, it became clear that Nyjah Huston had taken the gold.
"Shane's first run was crazy. Luan's last run was crazy. Me and Shane stood and watched as Luan's score came up. We didn't know what to expect. It could be both 95 or lower than us. I want to say congratulations to all of them for a fantastic competition. For me it's an incredible feeling to beat these skilled riders. It's great to win the first contest in Norway ever in front of a great crowd", said the winner after the competition.X Games Oslo 2016 - Woman's Skateboard Street Final
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