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32. Lizzie Armanto

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Although Lizzie Armanto only started skateboarding in 2007, she is at the forefront of progressive women's transition skating, with an X Games gold medal to her name (Armanto won the first Women's Skateboard Park comp at X Games Barcelona in 2013), first place finishes at the Vans Combi Classic and much more. Despite skateboarding competitions having separate women's classes, Armanto is one of the only female skateboarders to forgo the division and compete against male skateboarders. Armanto credits her progression to persistence: "There was a summer when I was trying to learn a trick every day. And then suddenly everything clicked," she says.