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Having won four qualifying tournaments to date, including the world championships in September, the maiden Olympic gold medal in women’s park looks well within the grasp of 13-year-old skateboarder Misugu Okamoto.

Likely to be Japan’s youngest athlete at the Tokyo Games at age 14, Okamoto is flying high at the top of the qualification standings after topping the podium in the park event at last year’s Dew Tour and International Skateboarding Open.

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