U.S.-based Japanese skateboarder the 20-years-old Yuto Horigome said he is targeting to safe a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth by concluding on the podium at the park world championships in Brazil next month. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Olympic Street Skateboarding Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
Horigome said: “With less than a year to go, the Olympics are coming up fast, I’m not thinking about it too much, I’ll just do the best I can in the contest.”
Renowned as an innovator of the sport, which will make its Olympic debut next year, Horigome said he is hard at work on new techniques for the men’s street contest at the games in his homeland.
He said: “I’ve still got seven (moves) I’m working on, at tournaments, it’s best if you can win with fresh techniques.”
The 20-year-old also said he is interested in participating in the men’s Olympic park event, having placed sixth at last year’s park world championships in China.
He said: “I’ll focus on the street first, and aim for the park if I can, depending on the circumstances,”
Yuto Horigome won the men’s title at the Street League Skateboarding World Tour stops in Los Angeles last month, claiming his first victory at a 2020 Games qualifying event.
Earlier this month, he claimed his first X Games title in Minneapolis after winning gold in the men’s street contest, where compatriot Sora Shihai took bronze.
After spending a week in Japan, Horigome will next take part in the International Skateboarding Open in China starting early next month before heading to the worlds.
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