• Kyodo


Yuto Horigome, who won the men’s street competition in skateboarding’s historic Tokyo Olympics debut last summer, said Thursday he is more than ready for this weekend’s X Games, the first Japan is hosting.

The three-day X Games Chiba kicks off at Zozo Marine Stadium on Friday. More than 100 athletes from 18 countries will compete for a total of 30 medals awarded in 10 competitions across three sports — skateboarding, BMX biking and motocross.

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