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Mazel Alegado hopes to compete in the Asian Games in 2023.

The Philippines’ youngest member of the Asian Games team – and assumed to be the event’s youngest contender – finished eighth in the women’s park final in Hangzhou, China.

Now, the American citizen hopes to compete in the Olympic Games.

“I’m quite proud of myself for making it here. My ambition is to become a professional skater. “I’d love to attend the Olympics,” she told Japan Today.

“I was overjoyed because I was able to skate in the Asian Games.” “It was a lot of fun,” she added.

She was encouraged to participate in the sport after seeing her brother do it.

“We were at my cousin’s house when I noticed my brother skateboarding and thought, ‘Can I try?'” ‘May I try?’ “I got on the board and loved it,” she explained.

Alegado’s best time in the final was 52.85 seconds in her first run.

Hinano Kusaki, a 15-year-old Japanese skateboarder, won gold, while China took silver and bronze, with 20-year-old Li Yujuan and 15-year-old Mao Jiasi finishing on the podium.

Skateboarding has drawn some of the sport’s most promising young athletes. Sky Brown of the United Kingdom turned 13 just before winning bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while silver medalist Kokona Hiraki was 12.


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