How does skateboarding play a role in the Olympics

Olympic Games Skateboarding will be a new subject at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Although it has been postponed for one year, skateboarding will continue, and the preliminaries will start on July 25th (July 24th in the United States)

In addition to skateboarding, three new sports have been added to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: surfing, karate and sports rock climbing. Baseball and softball returned to the game after a 13-year absence.

but Skateboarding It is the sport that has aroused the interest of fans, who have long been expecting it to participate in the Olympics.

A total of 80 skateboarders from 26 countries/regions participated in the competition-40 men and 40 women.

We broke down how the skateboarding game works and when it will be broadcast.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Skateboard Competition Rules

On July 22, 2021, Tokyo, Japan, before the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the Japanese team’s Horimi Yuto practiced on the skateboard court of Ariake City Sports Park. Ariake City Sports Park will host skateboarding and BMX bike competitions.
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There are two different skateboarding competitions for men and women in the Olympics: parks and streets.

Park is characterized by skateboarding in the so-called skate park. The bowl-shaped shape allows contestants to gain momentum on the almost vertical side to perform skills in the air.

In street skateboarding, objects you encounter on the street, such as park benches and railings, are used to perform tricks.

The park game is divided into two rounds: preliminaries and finals.

In the first round, 20 skaters will compete in four preliminaries with five players.

Each skateboarder performs 3 runs of 45 seconds, and each game will be scored by 5 judges. The top eight players will enter the finals.

The finals proceed in the same way, with the highest scorer receiving the gold medal.

In the street, roller skating and ranking work in the same way, except that the skater will perform two 45-second runs instead of three.

In addition to the settings, the main difference between the street and the park is the score and requirements for each run.

How scoring in skateboard works

American skateboarder Corey Juno
Cory Juneau competes in the men’s park semifinals at the Dew Tour in May. Corey Juno will participate in the park game.
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In the park competition, five judges rated each of the three competitions performed by the skaters, with a total score of 100.00.

In order to calculate the skater’s score, the highest and lowest scores of a run are deleted, and the remaining three scores are averaged to two decimal places. The skater’s best score is included in the qualifying score.

On the street, the situation is slightly different, as the five judges gave a score of 10.0 on running and the five required skills. They rate each run and technique on a scale of 0 to 10.

Similarly, the highest and lowest scores for each run or trick are deleted, and the remaining three are averaged. The four highest running or stunt scores are added together to obtain the skater’s qualification score. The top eight players in the preliminaries entered the medal match again.

Who is the skateboard of the American team?

American skateboarder Maria Duran
The American skateboarder Maria Duran of the 2019 Sao Paulo Street League Skateboard Championships will participate in the street competition.
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The US team consists of 12 skaters. The following is the complete list:

Jordyn Barratt, 22 years old, women’s park
Mariah Duran, 24, Women’s Street
20 Men’s Street, Jagger Eaton
Nyjah Huston, 26, Men’s Street
Jake Ilardi, 24, Men’s Street
Corey Juno, 22 years old, male park
Heimana Reynolds, 22 years old, male park
Alexis Sablone, 34, Female Street
Alana Smith, 20, Women’s Street
Bryce Wettstein, 17 years old, women’s park
Zion Wright, 22 years old, male park
Brighton Zeuner, 17 years old, women’s park

Skateboarders qualify based on world rankings and world championship victories. Japan has also won one participant in each event as the host country.

Below is the schedule of ET skating and park activities.

July 24-Men’s Street Preliminaries and Finals-7:30 PM ET

July 25-Women’s Street Preliminaries and Finals-7:30 PM ET

August 3-Women’s Park Preliminaries and Finals-8:00 PM ET

August 4-Men’s Park Preliminaries and Finals-8:00 PM ET

Check your local broadcaster for more information about their TV schedule Olympic Games 2020.

American skateboarder Bryce Waitstein
Bryce Wettstein will participate in the 2021 Dew Tour Women’s Park semifinals. Wetstein will participate in the park event.
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