Skateboarding made its debut as an Olympic sport this year at Tokyo 2020, and was an instant hit with fans.
While the competition at the Olympics is fierce, those battling for gold at the skate park did so with smiles on their faces, supporting one another in a beautiful display of positive vibes and good times.
Those skating for gold in Tokyo showed fans at home that even at the pinnacle of athletic achievement, there is still plenty of room to smile.
Whether taking a tough fall or nailing the winning trick, skaters of all ages showed that competing at the peak of athletic competition can still be fun.
There were good vibes all around during the Tokyo Olympics street skateboarding events.
American Alana Smith was all smiles while rocking out during the competition.
While Mariah Duran spread a message of peace and love after a run.
The women's street skating competition had tons of good sportsmanship.
Margielyn Didal of the Philippines was friendly with everyone.
She gave her competitors some shade from the sun.
And reveled in their success.
Fist bumps are a nice, COVID-friendly gesture.
But sometimes, you have to bring it in with your teammates.
Competitors didn't seem to have any ill will toward one another.
Japan's Momiji Nishiya was all smiles after taking gold in her home country.
Medal ceremonies were sweet!
Everybody, bring it in!
Nyjah Huston and Yuto Horigome shared a moment when Horigome took home the gold.
In no other sport is falling handled with such grace.
Margielyn Didal gave a big thumbs up.
And Roos Zwetsloot of the Netherlands gave two!
While others flexed.
And even when the runs got tough.
And emotions ran high...
Everyone competing was there for a good time.
And maybe even made some friends along the way.
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