Olympic Skateboard Street Qualifying Points Update: USA’s Nyjah Huston and Brazil’s Pamela Rosa Remain in the Lead

Stop number two on the SLS World Tour at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA marks as the third World Skate Olympic Street Qualifying competition of the 2019 season. Tensions were high since only the top eight skateboarders out of 104 from across 35 countries would advance into the final. Obviously, previous winners from the second Olympic qualifier at Dew Tour Long Beach want to podium to make their chances of competing in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games easier. Fortunately, World Skate will only take skateboarders’ top two scorers in the 2019 season that ends this September.

Women’s Skateboarding Street

Brazilian Pamela Rosa was in reach of another first place podium and would have made for three consecutive first-place finishes after landing first at SLS London and Dew Tour Long Beach. Although Rosa finished in second place in Los Angeles she remains at the top of the women’s Olympic World Skateboarding rankings with 100,000 points.

The youngest skateboarder competing in Los Angeles was Rayssa Leal who won the event and skating in her third World Skate qualifier ever. The 11-year-old Olympic hopeful from Brazil makes it apparent that her skills will only improve with time and making her chances to appear at the Summer Games in 2020 achievable. Leal moved up from a fifth-place ranking with 23,050 points after Dew Tour up to her current position that sits her in second place with 81,600 points.

Even though Hayley Wilson from Australia finished in 12th place in the semifinals, her fourth and second-place finishes at Dew Tour Long Beach and SLS London keeps her in third place with 47,500 points.

Current Women’s World Skate Rankings

1.) Pamela Rosa, BRA 100,000
2.) Rayssa Leal, BRA 81,600
3.) Hayley Wilson, AUS 47,500
4.) Leticia Bufoni, BRA 41,280
5.) Aori Nishimura, JPN 31,110

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Men’s Skateboarding Street

American Nyjah Huston stays at the top of the World Skate leaderboard after a substandard performance in the SLS Los Angeles final. Huston threw down a show-stopping run that was loaded with flip tricks, grinds, and slides that were scattered across the whole course. Huston’s first-place finish at SLS London combined with his eighth-place finish in Los Angeles has him at 67,080 points.

SLS champion Yuto Horigome defends his title in Los Angeles and skyrockets in rankings. Horigome clutched the win with the help of a nollie backside 270 noseslide receiving a score of 9.4. The Japanese super stat drops his lowest score from Dew Tour and with his combined scores from London and Los Angeles moves from ninth place to second with 62,480 points.

Gustavo Ribeiro continues to be in the top three although moving from second to third in World Skate rankings. The Portuguese missed his chance to make it into the finals in Los Angeles and with his two highest scores from Dew Tour and London keeps him at 43,300 in points.

Be sure to follow skateboarding’s Olympic hopefuls as they near the end of the 2019 Olympic qualifying season with two remaining street qualifier events. The first taking place at the International Skateboarding Open (ISO) in Qingfeng, China, September 3-9, 2019. Closing out the season will be at the SLS World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico, September 17-22, 2019.

Current Men’s World Skate Rankings

1.) Nyjah Huston, USA 67,080
2.) Yuto Horigome, JPN 62,480
3.) Gustavo Ribeiro, POR 43,300
4.) Aurelien Giraud, FRA 40,660
5.) Maurio McCoy, USA 36,530

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