Roos Zwetsloot was the top skater in the women's quarter-finals ©Getty Images

Jagger Eaton of the United States and Dutch skater Roos Zwetsloot led the men's and women's quarter-finals at the Skateboarding Street World Championships in Sharjah, as the respective fields were whittled down to 16 athletes.

Olympic bronze medallist Eaton was consistent across both of his runs, having the best two efforts in the men's competition.

His best mark was 85.01, beating Brazilian Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Kevin Hoefler, who scored 82.30.

Aurélien Giraud propelled himself into the top 16 on his second run, avoiding a shock exit with a score of 81.08, in front of Japan's Ginwoo Onodera on 80.00.

Kairi Matsumoto, also from Japan, finished fifth with a mark of 78.28.

It brought the skaters one step closer in their qualification hopes for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Defending champion Yuto Horigome of Japan was eliminated in Sharjah in qualifying.

The biggest exit today was Giraud's compatriot Vincent Milou, who finished 29th.

Jagger Eaton laid down the gauntlet in the men's event ©Getty Images
Jagger Eaton laid down the gauntlet in the men's event ©Getty Images

Zwetsloot, who was fifth at the Olympics, was top in the women's ranks with a total of 82.58, beating Japan's Rizu Akama and Chloe Covell of Australia who recorded bests of 81.42 and 80.99 in their first runs.

Yumeka Oda of Japan had nerves of steel, finishing fourth after facing elimination, with a second-run effort of 77.81.

American Paige Heyn completed the top five, in front of Brazilian great Pamela Rosa and Japan's Funa Nakayama, the Olympic bronze medallist.

Nakayama's fellow medallists at Tokyo 2020 were further down the field, but ultimately safe.

Olympic champion and compatriot Momiji Nishiya and Brazilian silver medallist Rayssa Leal were 12th and 15th.