Australia’s Chloe Covell has won silver at the World Skate Skateboarding Street World Tour event in Rome, Italy.
The Street World Tour events earn skateboarders crucial world ranking points on their journeys to qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
13-year-old Covell was in the lead after her best run of 83.78, and two best tricks of 85.53 and 92.12, until 14-year-old Japanese skater Liz Akama nailed her final trick, with a front feeble-front 180 to score 90.07, adding to her top run of 88.61 and next best trick of 85.22, for the winning total of 263.90 and maximum points in qualification for Paris 2024.
Gold Coast-based Covell (261.43) was second with Japan’s Oda Yumeka (246.38) taking third place in the Italian capital.
It’s Covell’s second World Skate silver medal of the year, after she won silver at the World Championships in February.
“I’m super happy with 2nd place, I did everything I set out to achieve in both the run and trick section,” Covell said.
“The Japanese, Liz Akama, had to nail her last trick to beat me and she did. Big congrats to her for getting that done!
“I’m very grateful for all the support I received from everyone here and back home.”
Cheering on Chloe in the final were fellow Australian Park skaters Kieran Woolley, Ethan Copeland, Ruby Trew and Poppy Starr Olsen, who are currently in Rome preparing for the October Park World Championships.
"I'm stoked to be in Rome and come to a World Skate street event to support my friends and cheer for Australia - you got to love all types of skateboarding," Trew said.
"I’m out here getting some practice in for the Park World Champs later in the year and super stoked the Street Olympic qualifier is on at the same time... and I can support my fellow Aussies and all the finalists," added Copeland.
Earlier in the Street event in Rome, Australia's Haylie Powell and Shane O'Neill both narrowly missed out on advancing to the 8-skater finals, both placing 10th in the women's and men's semi-finals respectively.
Tommy Fynn placed 29th in the men's competition and Felicity Turner placed 42nd in the women's event.
See all results HERE