Rayssa Leal, Former Vine Kid, Wins Olympic Skateboard Silver
This year’s Olympics have been a bit… all over the map. There have been a few outstanding moments of joy, though, including watching Rayssa Lea skateboard her way to winning the silver medal. Check out more details of the athlete’s fun backstory from Vulture.
A fairy princess grew up to be one of the youngest Olympic medalists in the history of sport, and that sport happens to be the coolest one there is. That’s the delightful TL;DR of this story. On Monday, the Tokyo Games held the first-ever women’s Olympic skateboarding event, and the podium was giving Betty-style youthful cool.
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