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Canada Skateboard at the Olympic Games: ride youth!

00:29  27 july  2021
00:29  27 july  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

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Skateboarders ride on this apparatus to perform tricks including jumps (ollies), flips and mid-air spins. The sport of skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games . In addition, competition judges also take into account the overall flow, timing, consistency and the extent skateboarders are able to create the sensation of being suspended in mid-air. Music is an important accompaniment and will contribute to a vibrant and youth -focused atmosphere at the Aomi Urban Sports Venue, which will also host 3x3 basketball and sport climbing.

These Olympics have become a showcase for youth , especially women, and especially in skateboarding . The youngest Olympic athlete was 12-year-old Hend Zaza of Syria, who lost her opening match in table tennis. But the next five youngest athletes at the Tokyo Games are female Skateboarding is rolling. Sablone stood in the shadows as the national anthem of Japan played and three girls stood atop a podium, their images beamed around the world. She is an architect with degrees from Columbia and M.I.T., one of the great skateboard talents who competed on the side

L’Espagnole Andrea Benitez en compétition au parc de sports urbains d’Ariake à Tokyo, le 26 juillet 2021. © Lionel Bonaventure / AFP Spanish Andrea Benitez in Competition at Ariake's urban sports park in Tokyo, July 26, 2021.

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in skateboard, after the victory in" Street "of Japanese Yuto Horigoma, his compatriot Momiji Nishiya (she will have 14 August 30, August 30) invited Monday in the Book of Records, as the youngest Japanese gold medalist at the Olympic (the early record remains the property of the American Marjorie Gestring, sacred in 1936 at the 13-year-old dip. and 267 days). The previous Japanese record dated from 1992, when the Kyoko Iwasaki swimmer was 14 years old, imposed in the 200 m breastfat. In Tokyo, the skateboard podium was complemented by the Brazilian Rayssa Leal (13) and the Japanese Funa Nakayama (16). 14 years old age.

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to 34 years old, the American Alexis Sablon, the oldest finalists who finished At the foot of the podium told USA Today: " the first time I saw Momiji, Rayssa and many of the girls, when they were 11 or 12 years old, I understood what was happening. I thought: "We are finally there." Women skateboarders, there is enough now so that there are prodigies, and they are there, and they will show other girls and the world what is possible. The scene of the competition has never evolved as quickly as the last two years . »

« I want to be famous »

the Philippine Margieryn Didal (22 years old), finalist of the Olympic event (7th), also declared herself happy to see how to sweep this young person on the Olympics: " All the medalists are supermarkets. It's historic, and I just witnessed it. These are the first Skateboard Olympics, and I was able to participate with them. For young children, for girls or for anyone who wants to start doing skate, I want to tell them simply skating and enjoying it. Be careful, wear safety equipment. Nothing is impossible . »

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Nothing, the heat, nor the format of the competition (seven passages of figures on obstacles borrowed from the urban furniture), did not destabilize Momiji Nishiya, which is not an unknown in the world of skateboard. The Japanese won a silver medal at the Summer X Games of Minneapolis in 2019 and the World Championships in Rome in June. Now, it targets Paris and the Olympic Games 2024.

"I want to be famous ", assured Japanese, shy, once descended from its board. She climbed obstacles, is not afraid of anything, goes quickly, has ambition. And already talking about her. Like skateboarding. One of the curiosities of the British delegation was, in course, Sky Brown, 13 years of age and 28 days, which will become the youngest British Olympic athlete when it comes to the "Park" (the other discipline of the skate) August 4th in Tokyo ...

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