Ryan Decenzo of Vancouver, British Columbia won the silver medal on Saturday in a Street League Skateboarding men’s event in Chicago, Illinois. The 36-year-old had 35.1 points and is the first Canadian to ever win a medal in a Street League Skateboarding event.
Kelvin Hoefler of Brazil won the gold medal with 35.7 points. Nyjah Huston of the United States won the bronze medal with 34.2 points. Decenzo reached the podium by 17.3 points over Jagger Eaton of the United States, who had 17.8 points in fourth place.
Despite winning his first medal in a Street League Skateboarding event, Decenzo has an impressive skateboarding resume. He has previously won the bronze medal at the Dew Tour Street Skateboarding men’s event in San Francisco, California on October 11, 2013, a bronze medal at the Dew Tour Streetstyle Skateboarding men’s event in Brooklyn, New York on September 21, 2014, a bronze medal at the Dew Tour Streetstyle Skateboarding men’s event in Los Angeles, California on August 16, 2015, a gold medal in the men’s street finals at the 2016 X Games in Austin, Texas, a bronze medal in a Dew Tour skateboarding event in Long Beach, California on July 23, 2016, a bronze medal in a skateboarding event in Kobe, Japan on November 4, 2017, a bronze medal in the Tampa Pro Finals on March 5, 2018, and a silver medal at the Streetstyle Skateboarding Open Men’s Final in Des Moines, Iowa on September 25, 2021. The silver medal for Decenzo will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.