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Before Tony Hawk, There was Skateboarding Legend Peggy Oki

Peggy Oki

Peggy Oki was the only female member of the legendary Z-Boys, the team from Santa Monica and Venice, California that revolutionized skateboarding as a sport in the 1970s.

Their surfer-like style became iconic for exuding grace and power, which was unprecedented at the time. That same style and the mesmerizing skateboarding tricks that it spawned became the standard in the skating world.

Asian American Teen Wins Gold Medal in World Junior Figure Skating Championships

Vincent Zhou skated his way to the top after winning the the 2017 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships gold medal on Friday in Taipei, Taiwan.

The 16-year-old figure skater from Palo Alto, California, who took home the silver medal at the U.S. senior nationals in January, jumped from fifth place by landing a quadruple lutz and two quadruple salchows — one in combination with a triple salchow — two triple axels and four triple jumps, according to Mercury News.