Momiji Nishiya is the first-ever Olympic champion in women’s street skateboarding ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Momiji Nishiya and silver medallists Rayssa Leal and Kelvin Hoefler are all due to compete at the first leg of the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Championship Tour in Salt Lake City.

The two-day event begins tomorrow with preliminary competition at Utah State Fairpark, where a permanent skateboarding facility has been built.

Japan’s Nishiya - the first-ever Olympic champion in women’s street skateboarding - will be two days shy of her 14th birthday should she reach the final.

She headlines a stacked women’s field also containing Olympic runner-up Leal - another 13-year-old - and former world champions Leticia Bufoni and Pamela Rosa.

All three are Brazilian.

Mariah Duran - a finalist at this year’s World Championships in Rome - could well be the leading American skater.

In the men’s competition, four-time world champion Nyjah Huston is the clear home headliner.

The world champion in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2014 - but a runner-up this year and seventh-place finisher at the Olympics - will be keen to put on a show.

Brazil's Hoefler was the runner-up at Tokyo 2020, while Micky Papa and Matt Berger - American finalists at this year’s World Championships - are also names to watch.

The Salt Lake City stop is the first of three on this season’s SLS circuit, along with events in Miami and Jacksonville - the latter being promoted as the SLS Super Crown World Championship.