Olympic skateboarders ran to pick up and carry a 15-year-old Japanese skater who missed a medal after falling

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Olympic skateboarders ran to pick up and carry a 15-year-old Japanese skater who missed a medal after falling
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  • Japanese skateboarder Misugu Okamoto fell in her final run and slipped from first to fourth place.
  • As Okamoto left the course, other skaters consoled her and picked her up on their shoulders.
  • Okamoto later said she was "grateful" for the gesture.

A heartwarming scene unfolded in the Tokyo Olympics skateboarding park final after Japan's Misugu Okamoto fell on her run.

Okamoto, 15, was leading the competition when she began her final run. However, she fell attempting an indie flip, the top trick of her run, and slipped into fourth place.

Okamoto briefly laid on the ground, putting her hands to her helmet.

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Olympic skateboarders ran to pick up and carry a 15-year-old Japanese skater who missed a medal after falling
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She looked distraught leaving the bowl.

Olympic skateboarders ran to pick up and carry a 15-year-old Japanese skater who missed a medal after falling
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However, when Okamoto got out of the bowl, the other competitors ran over to console, hug, and carry her on their shoulders.

Olympic skateboarders ran to pick up and carry a 15-year-old Japanese skater who missed a medal after falling
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Olympic skateboarders ran to pick up and carry a 15-year-old Japanese skater who missed a medal after falling
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Okamoto had told reporters that she was nervous about the final. After her final, she said she was "full of regret" about not landing her trick.

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According to Reuters, when asked about the gesture from other skaters, Okamoto teared up and said she was "grateful."

Olympic skateboarding continues to bring the good vibes.

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