Rayssa Leal won the women's street world title today ©Getty Images

Fifteen-year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal added to her Olympic silver medal by claiming her first gold medal at the World Street Skateboarding Championships in Sharjah.

Having narrowly avoided elimination at the quarter-finals stage, Leal held the lead after the third round of tricks scoring an unbeaten 255.58 points.

Australian Chloe Covell had two great runs, but could not match the Brazilian skater on the trick section, however, she was marginally better than Olympic champion Momiji Nishiya of Japan on the tricks to take the silver.

Twelve-year-old Covell's best run was 86.06 to Nishiya's 86.81, but both of the Australian's tricks were above 83.50, while the favourite could not improve on her counting trick of 82.44 in the third round.

Covell scored 253.51 to 253.30 from Nishiya.

Rizu Akama scored similar on the tricks to her compatriot, but could not displace Nishiya who was the best in the field on the runs.

Funa Nakayama from Japan, the Olympic bronze medallist, was a distant fifth, in front of Gabriela Mazetto of Brazil, American Paige Heyn and Brazil's Pamela Rosa.

Aurélien Giraud from France was ecstatic in the men's event, pulling out the two best tricks of the final to claim the gold medal with a combined score of 269.33.

It put him in good stead at the qualification event for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, taking place in his home country.

Giraud was fifth after the runs, with Portuguese skater Gustavo Ribeiro leading the way before the tricks, followed by Americans Jagger Eaton and Chris Joslin.

Having finished sixth at the Olympics, Giraud pulled out the tricks when they mattered the most with the best score being 93.36 helping him towards a total of 269.33.

Ribeiro could not improve on his second-best trick of 86.00, meaning he could only take silver with a score of 267.38.

Eaton and Joslin laid down opening tricks good enough to give them chances to win the gold medal, with Eaton particularly impressive through qualification, however, both failed to get another trick landed and finished in sixth and seventh in front of Japan's Sora Shirai, who suffered the same fate.

Their failures paved the way for 12-year-old Japanese skater Ginwoo Onodera to take the bronze medal, staying consistent across the board to win the bronze medal with a total of 263.04, beating Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler and the consistent Slovakian Richard Tury to the podium.