Rayssa Leal

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Jhulia Rayssa Mendes Leal, also known as Rayssa Leal, (born 2008) is a goofy-footed Brazilian skateboarder from Imperatriz, Brazil.[1]

Skateboarding career[edit]

Mendes Leal gained attention on the internet through viral videos depicting her skating in a tutu; as well as, her jumping off tall structures on her skateboard.[1][2]

Competitions[edit]

Mendes Leal competed in the 2019 Street League Skateboarding Championship - London, placing third with a score of 26.0, finishing above Alexis Sablone, Letícia Bufoni, and other skaters but behind fellow Brazilian Pamela Rosa and Australia's Hayley Wilson.[3][4] In July 2019, she placed first at the Street League Skateboarding Championship - Los Angeles, leading the podium ahead of Pamela Rosa and Alana Smith.[5] She won a fourth place for her first X Games appearance.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Avins, Jenni; Avins, Jenni. "Watch: This tiny skateboarder in a fairy dress is determination personified". Quartz.
  2. ^ Inertia, The. "We Checked In On 10-Year-Old Skater Rayssa Leal and She Still Rips". The Inertia. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  3. ^ "2019 SLS World Tour Stop One Women's Final". SLS - Street League Skateboarding. 26 May 2019.
  4. ^ Morgan, Liam. "Huston triumphs in men's event at World Skate SLS World Tour in London". www.insidethegames.biz.
  5. ^ "11-year-old skateboarder with some serious skills". www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Minneapolis 2019 womens-skateboard-street". X Games. Retrieved 2019-08-31.

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