Toky-ow! Peruvian skateboarder Angelo Caro Narvaez suffers eye-watering crash as he slips off his board and slams straight into a rail… hitting a VERY sensitive place
Peruvian Angelo Caro Narvaez suffered a very painful looking crash in the first skateboarding event in Olympic history.
Skateboarding is one of five new events to take place at the Games, and the men’s street event was the first medal up for grabs.
Narvaez was a medal contender going into the day but he couldn’t get to a worse start during the preliminary round.
Peruvian Angelo Caro Narvaez had an eyewatering crash after he attempted to grind a rail
The 21-year-old looked unsteady on the rail and off balance as he tried to land on his board
Narvaez nearly managed to pull off the landing still but couldn’t keep himself upright
He fell off his board and crashed groin first into the railing in a very painful looking collision
The Peruvian attempted to grind a rail but couldn’t quite execute the landing and fell off his board and crashed groin first into the opposite railing.
Understandably, the 21-year-old looked in pain and took a moment to compose himself after the eye-watering crash.
He eventually got to his feet and slapped his legs in frustration but fortunately he wasn’t too badly hurt.
Narvaez was able to compose himself and get out of the heats in seventh to make the final
The judges gave him a low score of 1.01 for the run but with the way the skateboard event works, Narvaez he had a chance to make up for the error.
He scored a 6.96 on his second run and then performed strongly in the stage where the skateboarders get to do five individual tricks, meaning he finished seventh in the heats and qualified for the final.
Narvaez recovered even stronger in the finals and was briefly running in the medal positions.
However, he slipped out of the bronze medal position and finished fifth with a total score of 32.87.
Japan’s Yuto Horigome won the sports’ first-ever Olympic gold with an incredible showing in the trick category, while Brazil’s Kelvin Hoefler took silver and Team USA’s Jagger Eaton took bronze.
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Narvaez went stronger in the final and was briefly running in the bronze medal position
Yuto Horigome won the first skateboarding gold medal with Narvaez finishing in fifth place