Australia’s young skateboarders have dominated the podiums overnight at the X-Games in California, claiming two gold and silver medals.
Paris hopefuls Chloe Covell and Arisa Trew both carved out their own slice of history when they won gold in the Women’s Skateboard Street and Skateboard Vert respectively.
At 13 years old, Covell became the youngest Women’s Skateboard Street Gold Medalist in X-Games history.
Covell’s gold medal comes off the back of her recent silver medal at the World Skate Skateboarding Street World Tour in Italy, which also allowed her to earn crucial world ranking points as she looks to qualify for her first Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
For the youngster, it was a dream come true.
“It’s crazy, it’s been my dream my whole entire life to even just get a gold medal. I’m really stoked and thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting me,” she said.
Fellow Queenslander Trew (also 13 years old), cemented herself as one of the rising stars of the sport landing another 720, this time within the clock making this the World’s First official 720 in female skateboarding competition.
The women's vert skateboarding is now back in the X-Games after a 13-year hiatus.
In the Men’s Skateboard Park, Olympic Champion Keegan Palmer took home the silver medal behind USA’s Jagger Eaton. Palmer continued his podium form, earlier this year winning his first ever X-Games in Japan.