Santa Cruz slalom skateboarder Judi Oyama, 63, placed second at the U.S. National Championships, held in Vista over the weekend.
Lynn Kramer of San Diego took first, and Isa Ruiz of Sante Fe, New Mexico, took third. Lari-Ann Rupp of Salem, Oregon, took fourth, and Jennifer Coppa of Los Angeles was fifth.
Oyama will compete in the World Slalom Skateboarding Championships at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Oregon, on Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
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“There are super fast women coming to Worlds from the Czech Republic,” Oyama said. “I will be happy to be the second fastest woman racer in the U.S. at 63, almost 64!”
She placed fourth at the Worlds in Argentina last year.