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’

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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