Rayssa LEAL

Brazil BRA

Skateboarding

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 2020
  • Year of Birth
    2008
Olympic Results

Biography

Rayssa LEAL

There is a new, pre-teen world order in street skating, and heading the charge is brilliant Brazilian Rayssa Leal.

Born in 2008, Leal rose to prominence in a way only the youngest generation really know how – through the medium of viral video. A short video clip of Leal perfectly executing a heelflip down a set of stairs while donning a bright blue tutu as part of a fairy princess costume perfect exploded across social media platforms, propelling the then seven-year-old to internet notoriety.

Behind the tricks and clicks there is also a seriously talented competitor.

At 11 the goofy-footed skateboarder became the youngest street skater ever to win a Women’s Final on the Street League Skateboarding World Tour in Los Angeles. She bested current world number one Pamela Rosa to clinch the title. The Brazilian – who has been skating for just six years - has featured twice at the X-Games in 2019. At both competitions Leal finished in fourth place.

Her progress hasn’t stopped. Just ahead of the Games, Leal finished third in the Street World Championships in Rome. She finished once again ahead of Rosa and other fellow countrywomen Leticia Bufoni to take a podium spot.

The eyes of the world haven’t stopped watching Leal skate since she first appeared on their smart screens. And at Tokyo 2020, they saw her clinch street silver behind Momiji Nishiya of Japan. She should be able to wow the crowds for real at Paris 2024.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 2020

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Women's Street
Women's Street Skateboarding