Often seen as renegade or visionary, characterized by dizzying midair turns and twists, skateboarding will make its way to the structured and mainstream universe of the Olympic Games. Some athletes have expressed excitement and gratitude in the idea that skateboarding will get more exposure for a sport, while others fear that the Olympics will harm the lifestyle and culture which accompany it.
I assume no one will know the way the game might change before the Olympics arrive next season, but for the time being, you can read all about the structure, scoring and credentials process for skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics. Skateboarding at the Olympics contains two areas: park and street.
The park competition will occur on a hollowed-out class featuring a complex series of twists and turns. Park courses resemble large bowls with steep sides, nearly vertical at the top. Skaters send themselves into dizzying heights, performing jaw-dropping spins and tricks midair, and 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 atmosphere without using hands, and that familiar grind of board on metal.
Olympic skateboarders will experience at least a few of the creative freedom they get in their dwelling parks and roads: They’re free to choose which parts of the course to cover and, naturally, which tricks to perform. Also, in an attempt to maintain the feel of this game, audio will accompany every rider.
Just 1 athlete rides at one time, and opponents get three timed runs to place their best score.