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Torres Take Gold

Originally Published: August 15, 2003
By Alyssa Roenigk | EXPN.com

Vanessa Torres stood up, hugged her grandma and became the first female skateboarder to hang an X Games gold medal around her neck. "I'm so excited my whole family was here to watch," said Vanessa, a third-year pro who busted onto the scene in 2001 and won every event.

The women's skate events — Park and Vert — were originally planned as demos, but World Cup Skateboarding, the sport organizer, made a last-minute decision to award medals. The women's Park event became the first ...

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