Olympics-Skateboarding-Japan’s Horigome wins sport’s first Olympic gold

By Mari Saito

TOKYO (Reuters) -Yuto Horigome of Japan claimed the first Olympic gold medal in skateboarding after recovering his composure with high-scoring tricks in the final rounds held in his hometown of Tokyo on Sunday.

Kelvin Hoefler of Brazil won silver in the men’s street skating competition and Jagger Eaton of the United States clinched the bronze.

In a nail-biting final, Horigome stumbled through the two initial runs, but regained his signature cool in landing four of the five final tricks, earning 9.50 for a nollie backside 270.

The 22-year-old Horigome, whose father introduced him to the sport when

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Shop Megan Thee Stallion ‘Sports Illustrated’s’ Swimsuit Issue

Say it with me: It’s Hot (Vax) Girl Summer, and once again, Megan Thee Stallion is the reigning queen of the season. And in a total queen move, Meg can now officially say that she’s a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover star—a feat that makes her the rapper ever to grace the front of the magazine! Iconic!

In an interview with People about becoming an SI cover girl, Megan said posing for the swimsuit issue felt right because “I think they are on the forefront when it comes to diversity and inclusion because they do not fear change,

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Megan Thee Stallion Wears A Strappy Bikini On the Cover of Sports Illustrated

When Megan Thee Stallion said “b*tch so hot, gotta stay in bikinis,” she was actually foreshadowing her latest project. The “Thot Sh*t” singer is starring on the cover of Sports Illustrated and jaws around the world have dropped.

Gazing directly into my soul, Hot Girl Meg graced SI‘s annual swimsuit edition in a strappy little two-piece that’s giving “body crazy, curvy, wavy.” On top of the drip, her skin is glowing, her glam is flawless, and her hair is mermaid-curly. I’m sweating, y’all.

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‘Sports Illustrated”s Swimsuit Issue 2021 Made History

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2021 has arrived and three gorgeous women are gracing the covers this year. Model Leyna Bloom, tennis great Naomi Osaka, and rapper Megan Thee Stallion (née Pete) are the chosen cover stars this year. The theme is “Opening Eyes, Speaking Truths, and Changing Minds,” and there are no better women for the job.

Both Bloom and Pete are making history with their covers. Bloom is Sports Illustrated’s first transgender cover model and the first transgender woman of color to appear in the magazine at all. Pete shared on her Instagram account that she

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Megan Thee Stallion makes history as first rapper to land Sports Illustrated cover

Megan Thee Stallion continues to make history.

The record-breaking hip hop star has become the first rapper to land a Sports Illustrated cover, appearing on the August issue of the legendary sports magazine.

Megan Thee Stallion photographed for the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Megan Thee Stallion photographed for the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

On the 58th installment of the annual swimsuit edition — on stands Thursday — Megan sizzles on the front of the magazine wearing a $40 zippered nude bikini from her new Fashion Nova swimwear collection.

The “Hot Girl Summer” lyricist, whose birth name is Megan

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Naomi Osaka becomes the first Black female athlete to appear on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover

The tennis star Naomi Osaka was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

  • Naomi Osaka posed for the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

  • She is the first Black female athlete to be on the cover of the issue.

  • Megan Thee Stallion and Leyna Bloom were also 2021 cover stars for the issue.

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Naomi Osaka just made history as the first Black female athlete to pose for a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.

Osaka, who will be representing Japan at the Olympics, was photographed by Yu

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