SKATEBOARDING: X Games gold for North Delta’s Ryan Decenzo

'I think I’m the only Canadian to ever win the Skateboard Street contest, so it’s pretty cool'

NORTH DELTA — Ryan Decenzo was “freaking out” after winning skateboarding gold at the X Games in Austin, Texas.

The North Delta native topped the competition in the Skateboard Street event on June 4.

He’d won a few X Games medals in recent years, but this is a golden one he’s always wanted.

“I think I’m the only Canadian to ever win the Skateboard Street contest, so it’s pretty cool,” Decenzo told the Now on the phone from Huntington Beach, Calif., where he now lives.

“Usually I’d be in that same position and somebody would do their thing and take me out, or whatever.… The winning run was my second run, and I think it was the only flawless one I did.”

CLICK HERE to see video of his medal-winning run.

Decenzo, 29, said the win is a big stepping stone in his skateboarding career.

“I’m stoked on it,” he said, “but there are so many more accomplishments, right. Skateboarding is just so endless that way – there’s always something else. It’s like golf; you’re never playing the perfect game, which would be 18 holes in one, which is almost impossible, so you’re always striving for better, something that hasn’t been done yet.”

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

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