Tokyo 2020: Olympic snowboard medalists White and Hirano among the field for World Skate Park World Championship

Olympic snowboard halfpipe medalists Shaun White and Ayumu Hirano are the leading cross-sport names at the World Skate Park World Championship starting tomorrow in São Paulo. Qualifying points for Tokyo 2020 are on offer at the four-day event which also serves as the seeding competition for all remaining Olympic qualifiers next year with the exception of the 2020 World Championships. Fans who want to watch the live-action of Olympic Park Skateboarding can get Olympic Park Skateboarding Tickets online.

The United States’ White a three-time Olympic champion was a skateboarder before he was a snowboarder. He has claimed two Summer X Games gold medals in the skate vert discipline and although that will not feature at Tokyo 2020 White is hoping he can transition to park skating.

Tokyo 2020: Olympic snowboard medalists White and Hirano among the field for World Skate Park World Championship

Hirano finished second behind White at Pyeongchang 2018 to add to his silver medal from Sochi 2014 and is keen to represent host country Japan at Tokyo Olympic 2020. While the 20-year-old has been entered into the World Skate Park World Championship by the Japan Skating Federation, White has been granted a wildcard entry and faces a battle to secure one of the three US spots for Tokyo 2020.

Tom Schaar and Zion Wright are both funded members of the US national skateboard team, while seven other American men have qualified for the event by virtue of their world ranking, including Jagger Eaton who is normally associated with street skateboarding.

Brazil’s Pedro Barros is the defending world champion and will be looking to retain his title in addition to gaining vital qualifying points in front of a home crowd. Worth looking out for on the women’s side of competition is 11-year-old Sky Brown.

The youngster, who has a British father and Japanese mother and was born in Japan, is hoping to represent Great Britain at Tokyo Olympic 2020 where skateboarding will feature for the first time.

Brown joined the British skateboarding team in January and has been busily collecting qualification points, reaching the Dew Tour semi-finals and finishing fifth at both the International Skateboarding Open in Nanjing and the X Games in Minneapolis.

In São Paulo, she is likely to have to overcome the American Brighton Zeuner who will be one of the favorites to triumph despite coming back from injury. Still just 15 she is already a two-time Summer X Games champion in the park discipline.

A total of 160 athletes 99 men and 61 women have entered the event at Parque Cândido Portinari with the top 20 skaters on the World Skateboarding Rankings in each event getting seeded byes. The top four go through to the semi-finals and the next 16 to the quarter-finals. Everyone else will take part in the open qualifiers with seven to 10 riders in each heat.

Tokyo 2020: Olympic snowboard medalists White and Hirano among the field for World Skate Park World Championship
Tokyo 2020: Olympic snowboard medalists White and Hirano among the field for World Skate Park World Championship

Each skateboarder gets two runs of 45 seconds in this round, with the best run counting and the top 16 advancings to the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, there will be four heats of eight and five riders per heat respectively.

In these rounds, each skater gets three runs of 45 seconds with the best run counting but the clock stops upon a fall and the run is over with no restarts allowed. The only change in the final, which is a single heat of eight riders, sees the number of 45-second runs per rider increased to four.

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11-year-old skateboarder looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Skateboarding sensation Sky Brown wants to make an impact beyond the sport after its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. The 11-year-old who has a British father and a Japanese mother and was born in Japan is hoping to represent Britain at the 2020 Olympics where skateboarding will feature for the first time. Fans who want to watch the live competition of Olympic Park Skateboarding can get Olympic Park Skateboarding Tickets online.

Brown joined the British skateboarding team in January and has been busily collecting qualification points reaching the Dew Tour semi-finals and finishing fifth at both the International Skateboarding Open in Nanjing and the X Games in Minneapolis.

11-year-old skateboarder looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics 2020
11-year-old skateboarder looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics 2020

If selected she will be the youngest Olympian to represent Britain. However, Brown currently ninth in the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings is hoping to inspire young girls that their age and gender should not be a barrier in any sport if she qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

She told Kyodo News. “I want to be someone who inspires girls hopefully if I get there they can see me doing this crazy trick and will think they can do it too. I would tell them just get out and don’t be afraid. Believe in yourself and just have fun.”

Brown, who started skating competitively age seven after going viral on Facebook still views the sport mostly as a hobby? 

She said. “I don’t feel like competing is everything I don’t care if I win or lose. I get out and have fun It would be amazing if I get into the Olympics but I don’t care.”

11-year-old skateboarder looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Despite being 11 Brown is by no means the youngest skater in with a shot of Olympic qualification. Ten-year-old Kokona Hiraki from Japan became the youngest ever X Games medalist this summer with silver in Minneapolis and is currently ranked above Brown at number five in the world.

Brown said. “It felt pretty cool being the youngest now there are younger kids especially Japanese girls. You know Misugu She’s crazy she’s next level.”

Japanese skater Okamoto 13 has also picked up gold medals at the Dew Tour International Skateboarding Open and X Games.

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Olympic 2020 Skateboard candidates on a panel at Pushing Boarders conference in Malmö

Skateboarders aiming to compete in the sport’s Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be among the 63 panelists from 19 countries coming together to discuss the social and cultural benefits of the sport at a conference in Malmö Sweden. Fans who want to watch the live competition of Olympic Park Skateboarding can get Olympic Park Skateboarding Tickets online.

The Pushing Boarders conference held from August 14 to 18 will include United States Olympic hopeful Lacey Baker Olympic skateboarding judge Mimi Knoop USA Skateboarding chief executive Josh Friedberg and Skateboard England chair Lucy Adams.

Olympic 2020 Skateboard candidates on a panel at Pushing Boarders conference in Malmö
Olympic Skateboarding at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

They will join leading skate charities and local skaters from Afghanistan, Palestine, Peru, India, Jordan, and South Africa as well as professional skaters, academics and local activists.

It will take place at venues across Malmö, with panels at Bryggeriet Skate Park and Moriskan Pavillion. There will also be pop-up skate events photography and film screenings at venues across the city.

Pushing Boarders will host professional skateboarder John Rattray and the founder of Skate4Life Madeleine Uggla who will introduce a series of events on mental health awareness in skateboarding.

Dams said. “Pushing Boarders is a fantastic opportunity to show the social and cultural impact of skateboarding around the world and raise the profile of skateboarding in Europe as we see international experts in their fields come to Malmö.”

Olympic 2020 Skateboard candidates on a panel at Pushing Boarders conference in Malmö
Olympic Skateboarding at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Professional skateboarder Ryan Lay added Pushing Boarders is the only event of its kind finally giving skaters the much-needed space to add a little bit of depth to this strange activity we’ve spent a lifetime with.

“Much more than just a place for academics, journalists and historians to unpack the latest work in our world the real feat of the conference is in providing a platform to people who have been able to harness the truly transformative power of skating throughout the world.”

Skateboarding is set to make its debut as an Olympic sport in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games alongside karate sport climbing and surfing.

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Ten-year-old skateboarder gets more boosts in a bid for Tokyo 2020

Ten years old Sky Brown has edged closer to her Olympic dream at Tokyo 2020 after she was seeded for next month’s International Skateboarding Open World Championship event in Nanjing.

The news means the youngster will start the event which offers qualifying points for Tokyo Summer Games 2020 due to take place between July 17 and 19 in the quarter-finals. Fans who want to watch the live-action of Olympic Park skateboarding in Olympic 2020 can get Olympic Park Skateboarding Tickets online.

Ten-year-old skateboarder gets more boosts in a bid for Tokyo 2020
Ten-year-old skateboarder gets more boosts in a bid for Tokyo 2020

Brown would become Britain’s youngest-ever Olympian should she make the Games in Japan when she will be 12. She is currently 12th in the Olympic rankings which would be enough to qualify for skate boarding’s Games debut.

The youngster was born in Miyazaki in Japan to a British father and Japanese mother so there would also be plenty of host nation’s interest was she to make it. Already the world’s youngest pro skateboarder her videos have gone viral across the globe.

She also appeared in a Nike campaign with icons of women’s sport including American gymnast Simone Biles and track athletes Caster Semenya of South Africa and Dina Asher-Smith of Britain.

At this month’s Dew Tour in Long Beach in the United States, the first Olympic qualifying event Brown reached the quarter-finals despite competing with a broken arm and while wearing a cast.

Ten-year-old skateboarder gets more boosts in a bid for Tokyo 2020
Ten-year-old skateboarder gets more boosts in a bid for Tokyo 2020

Brown Said. “I want to go to the Olympics I want to be the youngest one out there and show the girls it doesn’t matter how big you are or how small you are you can do anything.”

Lucy Adams, a professional skateboarder and the chair of Skateboard GB added Sky has continued to perform better and better this season. 

“Her runs in Long Beach were world-class putting her on par with the best senior athletes in her field which is astounding for someone of her age.”

Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at Tokyo Summer Games 2020 alongside surfing climbing and karate. Baseball, softball will also return to the programmer having last appeared in Beijing 2008. 

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Complete events schedule of Tokyo 2020 Summer Games announced

The Opening Ceremony will start at an 8pm local time at the New National Stadium in Tokyo on July 24. The competition will have already begun in softball and women’s football two days earlier while archery and rowing events will also start a day prior to the Opening Ceremony. Olympic Games followers who want to witness live action of the Olympic Games can Buy Olympic Tickets online.

Tokyo 2020 has confirmed the women’s 10 meters air rifle shooting event will be the first medal competition of the Games on July 25. Medals will also be awarded in archery, fencing, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting and the men’s cycling road race.

Taekwondo has normally taken place in the closing days of the Games but has been moved to the start in Tokyo. Swimming competition at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre will take place from July 25 to August 2 with finals taking place in the morning in Japan.

Complete events schedule of Tokyo 2020 Summer Games announced
Complete events schedule of Tokyo 2020 Summer Games announced

An agreement had been reached between organizers of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Swimming Federation (FINA) last year.

The morning finals in Japan would ensure they are broadcast in prime-time in the United States. Tokyo 2020 has revealed both the Aomi and Ariake zones serve as hotspots for urban sports.

Some sports and events will make their Olympic debuts in the zones including men and women’s 3×3 basketball competitions which will start on July 25 the first day of the Games.

Skateboarding street events will be held on 26 and 27 July while the skateboarding park will take place on August 5 and 6. BMX Freestyle Park will take place on August 1 and 2 while sport climbing competitions will be held from August 4 to 7.

Skateboarding and sport climbing are two of four sports set to make their Games debut next year having been included as additional sports by Tokyo 2020 and the IOC.

A total of 21 medal events will be detained on the Saturday including events featuring for the first time in the Olympic Games such as the judo mixed team event the triathlon mixed team relay and the shooting trap mixed team event.

Complete events schedule of Tokyo 2020 Summer Games announced

The following day will see 26 medal events held including the women’s marathon the men’s 100 meters final men’s and women’s gymnastics events and the men’s tennis singles final.

The final day of fencing events, including the men’s team foil final and the closing day of swimming events will also take place on August 2. Sports events will begin on 31 July with Tokyo 2020 hopeful finals will feature in almost all sessions.

“Having finals in the morning as requested by the International Olympic Committee will enhance the visibility of athletics across all time zones.” Paul Hardy the International Association of Athletics Federations competition director said. 

“The new schedule also accommodates both the traditional doubles and the historic addition of the mixed 4x400m relay the first time that athletics has combined the talents of both male and female athletes in one event at the Games.”

Apprehensions were particularly raised with regard to marathons with both the Japan Medical Association and the Tokyo Medical Association calling for start times to be moved to 5:30 am.

They argued the decision from the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizers to move the start time up 30 minutes to 7:00 am was insufficient and could prove a health risk to spectators and athletes.

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