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Jagger Eaton is first skateboarder to win street, park world titles

Jagger Eaton

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Jagger Eaton of Team USA reacts at the Skateboarding Men’s Street Finals on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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American Jagger Eaton became the first skateboarder to win world championships in both Olympic disciplines of street and park with his gold medal in park on Sunday, according to

Eaton, who took street bronze in the first Olympic skateboarding event in Tokyo, won the park event at the world championships in the United Arab Emirates by scoring 93 points on his third and final run.

Eaton overtook Brazilian Augusto Akio, who earned silver. Another Brazilian, Olympic silver medalist Pedro Barros, took bronze. Olympic champion Keegan Palmer of Australia finished eighth.

In 2021, Eaton overtook Jamie Foy for the last spot on the three-man U.S. Olympic street team by finishing fourth at worlds, the last Olympic qualifier. After his Olympic bronze, he won a street world title in November 2021.

At this month’s worlds, Eaton, named after Rolling Stone lead singer Mick Jagger, was also the top American in street, placing sixth.

Earlier Sunday, 14-year-old Brit Sky Brown earned her first world title as the Tokyo Olympic park podium was reversed. Japan’s Kokona Hiraki earned silver, just as she did in Tokyo. Olympic champion Sakura Yosozumi finished third.

All of the medalists took a big step toward the Paris 2024 Games as worlds is part of Olympic qualifying, which runs into June 2024.

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