Often viewed as renegade or rebellious, characterized by dizzying midair twists and turns, skateboarding will make its way to the mainstream and structured universe of the Olympic Games. Some athletes have expressed excitement and gratitude at the idea that skateboarding will get more exposure as a sport, while others fear that the Olympics will harm the lifestyle and culture that accompany it.
I guess no one will know the way the sport may change before the Olympics arrive next season, but for now, you can read all about the construction, scoring and qualifications process for skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics.
Which will the event be like?
Skateboarding in the Olympics contains two disciplines: park and road.
The playground competition will take place on a hollowed-out class featuring a complex series of twists and turns. Park courses resemble large bowls with steep sides, nearly vertical in the top. Skaters send themselves to dizzying heights, performing jaw-dropping spins and tips midair, then gracefully bring themselves back down to the bowl to do it all over again on the other side. This type of skateboarding is characterized by riding along curbs and rails, leaping into the air without using hands, and that familiar grind of plank .
Olympic skateboarders will experience at least some of their creative freedom they get in their dwelling parks and roads: They’re free to pick which parts of the course to cover and, naturally, which tricks to perform. Additionally, in an effort to keep up the sense of the sport, music will accompany each rider.
Just one athlete rides at a time, and opponents get three timed runs to post their very best score.