Japan’s Yuto Horigome in action during the skateboarding competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE Japan’s Yuto Horigome in action during the skateboarding competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japan’s Yuto Horigome in action during the skateboarding competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE

Tokyo Olympics: Yuto Horigome ushers in a new era of skateboarding in Japan

  • The 22-year-old is hopeful his performance can inspire more people to take up the sport in his home nation
  • He believes the stigma of being an activity for aimless youth is disappearing and thinks ‘Japan’s skateboarding level will get higher and higher’

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Japan’s Yuto Horigome in action during the skateboarding competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE Japan’s Yuto Horigome in action during the skateboarding competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japan’s Yuto Horigome in action during the skateboarding competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
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