Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Yuto Horigome crashed out in the men's open qualifier at the world street skateboarding championships Thursday.
The Japanese star could only manage 32nd place in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, with 53.68 points as the top 28 finishers advanced to Friday's quarterfinals where they will be joined by the seeded skaters.
The open qualifier consists of two runs, with a skater's best score being counted. The world championships double as the second qualifying event for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Horigome was under big pressure in his second run after falling in his first. The 24-year-old then put together a clean run but lacked a high-scoring trick at Aljada Skate Park, missing the cut by 2.75 points.
Horigome left the venue without fronting up to the waiting press.
Jagger Eaton of the United States scored 83.15 points to top the field, 8.24 ahead of second-place Ginwoo Onodera, a 12-year-old from Japan.
American Alexander Midler placed third a further 1.88 back.
Among other Japanese skaters, Toa Sasaki and Sora Shirai were ninth and 10th, respectively.
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