X Games: Marisa Dal Santo wins gold in women's skateboard street event
Marisa Dal Santo didn’t do anything to wow the crowd Saturday afternoon. But by keeping it simple instead, she put together an 88.00-point run, good enough for gold in the women’s skateboard street event at the X-Games.
In the process, Dal Santo pulled a minor upset over Brazilian Leticia Bufoni who struggled all afternoon to execute her big finishing trick – a kick flip over a gap in the middle of the street course. Bufoni finished in third with a 78.00-point run.
The trick of the afternoon went to Dal Santo’s friend Alexis Sabone, who propelled herself to a second-place finish with a kick flip that turned into frontside 50-50 grind onto a long rail. It was a trick she said she hadn’t performed in practice, and when she executed it in her third run she was rewarded with 84.33 points and a silver medal.
Silver Lake’s Vanessa Torres and Huntington Beach’s Amy Caron couldn’t get it going, and both failed to advance to the final.
Photo: Marisa Dal Santo. Credit: Los Angeles Times.