World No. 1-ranked street skateboarder Nyjah Huston clinched his spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games despite a second-place finish at the 2021 World Street Championships on Sunday in Rome.
The top three athletes in the men's and women's contests at Worlds automatically qualified for the Olympics, while the remainder of contestants will have to wait until the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings are finalized on June 30 to officially clinch their berths.
Japanese star Yuto Horigome -- ranked No. 2 in the world -- took home the gold in Rome with a score of 36.75, beating Huston by a point. World No. 4 Sora Shirai, who also represents Japan, took bronze with a 34.58. American Jagger Eaton finished in fourth with a score of 34.36.
Huston, 26, is a four-time world champion and has accrued more prize money than any other skateboarder in the sport's history.
On the women's side, no Americans finished in the top three. Mariah Duran, who took seventh, was the highest U.S. finisher with 11.6 points.
Twenty skateboarders each in men’s and women’s park and street will be in Tokyo. The U.S. park team has already been filled out by Cory Juneau, Heimana Reynolds, Zion Wright, Jordyn Barratt, Bryce Wettstein and Brighton Zeuner.