We did it guys we made it to the olympics

Skateboarding has transformed from a counterculture to a full-fledged Olympic sport and skateboarding place has been earned. Skateboarding today is nothing like it was 30 years ago. New Instagram throwaways are released daily in which kids are doing wild NBD. These throwaways would have blown every skateboarder's mind if they were part of any skate vid that came out in the early 2000s. That's my 2 cents. Like always, skateboarding is TIIITTTE.  

Big shout out to Japan and the talent coming out of there. 

Here are the medalists in case you missed them:

  • Men’s Street - Yuto Horigome - Japan
  • Women’s Street - Momiji Nishiya - Japan
  • Women’s Park - Sakura Yosozumi - Japan
  • Men’s Park - Keegan Palmer - Australia 

Being part of the Olympics is changing the trajectory of skateboarding. The debate now is, is skateboarding cool?

August 31, 2021 — Alfonso Albores