Olympic Skateboarding: What to Expect at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Where are the 2020 Summer Olympics? 

Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo this summer. All skateboarding competitions take place at the Ariake Urban Sports Park. 


WHAT SKATEBOARDING COMPETITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT THE OLYMPICS?

The Olympic skateboarding event includes both street skateboarding and park skateboarding. 

The street skateboarding competition will take place on July 26th and 27th, 2020, while the park skateboarding competition will be held on August 5th and 6th. 

The street skateboarding competition includes a preliminary round and a final round. During the preliminary stage, twenty skateboarders from around the world will compete in four separate heats. Those who rank in the top 8 will then move on to the final round. 

Skateboarders competing will perform two different 45-seconds runs, including five tricks. 

The park skateboarding competition is also made up of a preliminary and final round. The competitive structure follows the same rules as the street skateboarding competition, however, park skateboarders will compete in three 45-second runs instead of two.

WHO IS COMPETING FOR TEAM USA?

The USA Skateboarding National Team is made up of the most talented male and female skateboarders in the world, all vying for a shot at Olympic Gold. Learn more about Team USA Olympic Skateboarding below:

WOMEN’S PARK SKATEBOARDING

Brighton Zeuner  of Encinitas, CA

Brighton Zeuner of Encinitas, CA

Bryce Wettstein  of Encinitas, CA

Bryce Wettstein of Encinitas, CA

Jordyn Barratt  of Haleiwa, HI

Jordyn Barratt of Haleiwa, HI

Nicole Hause  of Stillwater, MN

Nicole Hause of Stillwater, MN

MEN’S PARK SKATEBOARDING

Alex Sorgente  of Lake Worth, FL

Alex Sorgente of Lake Worth, FL

Tristan Rennie  of Rialto, CA

Tristan Rennie of Rialto, CA

Tom Schaar  of Malibu, CA

Tom Schaar of Malibu, CA

Zion Wright  of Juniper, FL

Zion Wright of Juniper, FL

WOMEN’S STREET SKATEBOARDING

Alexis Sablone  of Old Saybrook, CT

Alexis Sablone of Old Saybrook, CT

Lacey Baker  of Coniva, CA

Lacey Baker of Coniva, CA

Jenn Soto  of Jersey City, NJ

Jenn Soto of Jersey City, NJ

Mariah Duran  of Albuquerque, NM

Mariah Duran of Albuquerque, NM

MEN’S STREET SKATEBOARDING

Jagger Eaton  of Mesa, AZ

Jagger Eaton of Mesa, AZ

Chris Joslin  of Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Chris Joslin of Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Nyjah Huston  of Laguna Beach, CA

Nyjah Huston of Laguna Beach, CA

Jagger Eaton  of Mesa, AZ

Jagger Eaton of Mesa, AZ

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON OLYMPIC SKATEBOARDING?


For more information, visit the official Tokyo 2020 website and the USSEA blog for continued updates related to the Olympic Skateboarding and skateboarding current events.

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