Torres Take Gold
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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