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Olympic skateboarder eliminates cameraman in men’s park competition

Skateboarding apparently carries a lot of risk for passers-by as well.

Australian skateboarder Kieran Woolley was knocked out in the men’s park competition on Thursday at the Tokyo Olympics and he brought a cameraman with him.

Woolley, 17, was finishing his first run in qualifying when he climbed onto a rail and ran straight for a nearby cameraman, knocking him to the ground:

Woolley checked to see if the cameraman was okay. He was, and they smoothed things over with a punch.

Skateboarding made its Olympic debut in Tokyo with both men’s and women’s street and park competitions.

Despite the collision, Woolley ended up scoring an 82.69 to take the lead in the third round, sending him to the first Olympic final of the event. There, fellow Australian Keegan Palmer won gold, Brazilian Pedro Barros won silver and American Cory Juneau won bronze.


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