By Karen Price | May 20, 2018, 3:31 p.m. (ET)
(L-R) Jagger Eaton, and Brazilians Kelvin Hoefler and Felipe Gustavo celebrate with their street skateboarding medals at X Games Norway on May 20, 2018 in Oslo.

 

Skateboarder Jagger Eaton won his first medal as a professional Sunday, taking silver in the street skate event at X Games Norway in Oslo.

Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut in 2020 in both park and street disciplines. The street discipline incorporates rails, curbs, slopes, steps and other features in the course. At X Games, finalists get three runs, with their single highest score counting.

Eaton, 17, from Mesa, Arizona, was competing in his first pro street final. He had previously competed in street as an amateur, as well as in big air, winning gold at X Games Minneapolis in 2017 and bronze at the 2016 X Games Austin as an amateur.

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He scored an 88.00 on his first run, which ended with a fall on a rail, and that score remained his best over the course of the competition. It just wasn’t enough to overtake Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler, the gold medalist from last year’s X Games Minneapolis, whose high score in Oslo was a 94.33. Hoefler’s fellow countryman Felipe Gustavo earned bronze.

He holds the title of youngest athlete to compete at X Games, making his debut at age 11 in 2012. This year, he won the Street League Series Tampa Pro competition and became the fourth skater ever to win the Tampa Amateur and the Tampa Pro.

On Friday, Lacey Baker took silver in the women’s street.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.