SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Skateboarding is one among two new sports activities just lately added to the Olympic video games. For those who have been capable of catch Monday’s ladies’s competitors, it was clear age was no setback. With a 13-year-old and 16-year-old representing Japan and successful gold and bronze, respectively, and one other 13-year-old of Brazil taking dwelling the silver medal. The game continues to make leaps and bounds into new territory!
Now, youngsters worldwide are aspiring to go for the gold together with Carson Lee Frushour, Carson will be discovered on most days at one place… the O’Brien Skate Park in South Bend. The teenager first hit the pavement when he was simply 7 years previous.
“I used to be enjoying with tech decks, little finger boards issues, after which I seemed up really folks skating, and I noticed Nunjay Houston and Yuto Horigome,” says Carson. “Then, I used to be like I form of need a board for my birthday, and I obtained one and simply began skateboarding.”
Carson just isn’t the one one being attentive to well-known skaters. The Worldwide Olympic Committee launched skateboarding to this 12 months’s video games as Tokyo Organizers purpose to draw a ‘youthful viewers.’ For a sport as soon as branded as ‘rebellious,’ this ‘sportification’ opens up a window of alternatives for teenagers, like Carson.
“Folks used to hate the game, they didn’t need you to do it, it destroys issues, it vandalizes issues, lots of people prefer it now,” says Carson. “It’s rising in recognition and extra folks will begin doing it which is even higher.”
However gold medals apart, skateboarding will at all times imply one thing greater.
“My favourite half about skateboarding is the neighborhood,” says Carson. “You will have lots of mates, folks will settle for you, and you may come to the skate park folks settle for you it doesn’t matter what you do, what you look like, what you act like. As soon as I met my mates right here, they turned my lifelong mates”
Even so, being a winner wouldn’t be all that unhealthy….
“Do you wish to go to the Olympics”
“For certain, if I could make it yeah,” says Carson. “I imply I’m undoubtedly not certified at this level but, but when I carry on working towards, possibly”
The women and men’s park skateboarding competitions are up subsequent on the Olympic video games and can happen beginning on August 3rd. Skateboarding is predicted to be part of the 2024 Paris Olympics.