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Skateboarding: Olympic champion Yuto Horigome wins 2nd straight tour round

This combined photo shows Yuto Horigome, left, and Momiji Nishiya. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Yuto Horigome won the second stop of the Street League Skateboarding Championship Tour at the Angel of the Winds Arena near Seattle on Sunday, claiming back-to-back crowns following his opening-round victory last month.

    The 23-year-old Japanese skater earned his sixth career Street League win after scoring 27.6 points from a possible 30 to finish 0.1 point ahead of Frenchman Vincent Milou, with American Chris Joslin rounding out the top three on 26.6 points.

    Fellow Japanese Olympian Sora Shirai finished eighth in the men's final.

    Olympic champion Momiji Nishiya finished third, Yumeka Oda was fourth and Olympic bronze medalist Funa Nakayama came seventh in the women's competition won by Tokyo Games runner-up Rayssa Leal of Brazil, who notched her second straight tour victory.

    Horigome won the first skateboarding gold medal ever awarded at an Olympic Games when he took out the men's street competition in Tokyo last summer.

    He won the first stop of this year's Street League tour in Jacksonville, Florida, on July 17, beating Shirai in a one-two finish for Japan.

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