Japanese 12-year-old Ginwoo Onodera became the youngest male medalist ever at a street skateboarding world championships Sunday when he won bronze.

Debutant Onodera, who won Saturday's semifinal, scored 263.04 points in the final to finish 6.29 points behind French winner Aurelien Giraud. Portugal's Gustavo Ribeiro finished second on 267.38 points.

Japan's 12-year-old Ginwoo Onodera (R) poses for a photo with his bronze medal next to French winner Aurelien Giraud at the street skateboarding world championships on Feb. 5, 2023, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.(Getty/Kyodo)

After failing on his first run, Onodera got back on track with a mistake-free second in which the youngster landed a 540.

"I went into it determined to nail all my tricks," Onodera said of his second run. "I said 'yes' in my head after really pulling it off."

The Yokohama native was the only podium finisher to land three of five best trick attempts. Giraud and Ribeiro's two successful trick attempts were enough to put them ahead of Onodera.

"I'm happy to have come third," Onodera, who last year became Japan's youngest national champion, said.

Japan's other finalist, Sora Shirai, finished last of the eight participants.

Japanese Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Momiji Nishiya, 15, secured bronze in the women's competition after tallying 253.30 points.

Rayssa Leal of Brazil, who is also 15 years old, won on 255.58 points and 12-year-old Chloe Covell of Australia edged Nishiya to second by 0.21 points.

Japan's Rizu Akama, who topped the semifinal, finished fourth and Olympic bronze medalist Funa Nakayama ended fifth.

"I came third but couldn't complete the tricks I wanted to. It's frustrating," said Nishiya. "I'll try to do tricks that no one else can do at actual competitions."

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