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A day after he won gold, hometown favorite Yuto Horigome still couldn’t wrap his head around his new title: Olympic champion.

“I competed in Koto Ward, where I grew up, and ended up winning a gold medal. I’m just extremely happy and still can’t believe it,” Horigome said during a news conference on Monday morning, less than 24 hours after he won the first skateboarding gold in Games history.

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