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Tokyo Olympics: Skateboarder from Mesa comes in last during preliminary round

The Olympic skateboarder from Mesa will not continue to compete in the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan — Alana Smith, 20, born and raised in Mesa, came in last during the women's street skateboarding preliminary round on Saturday.

Smith was not able to land four of their five best trick attempts, ending their chances at an Olympic medal in Tokyo. 

Eight of the 20 competitors in the street skateboarding event will go on the next round. 

Smith was joined by two other USA skateboarders, Alexis Sablone and Mariah Duran.

Sablone is the only USA competitor who will continue competing after coming in eighth place.  

Smith, who identifies as non-binary, has etched their name in the history books already by winning a silver medal at 12-years-old at X Games Barcelona in 2013 Women's Park Contest, making them the youngest medalist in the X Games.

NBC Olympics contributed to this story.

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