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It’s no longer uncommon for a parent to introduce their child to skateboarding. When Yuto Horigome was first going to plazas and parks with his father, who is a street skater himself, in Tokyo, Japan, things weren’t intended to be more than father-son bonding. That dynamic changed quickly when Yuto started to not only progress rapidly the park, but also in the streets. At 20 years young, Yuto’s tech prowess, contest consistency, and ability to casually spin 540s on vert has everyone on board with the quiet face of skateboarding’s future and present.
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We talked with the athletes that descended upon Tokyo to compete in history. Follow along with Nyjah, Pamela, Yuto, Sky, Keet, Oski, Rayssa, Shane, Hayley, Leticia, and Aori as they talk about what it was like skating on the world stage.