Everything You Need to Understand About the New Sports Heading to the Tokyo Olympics

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Meet U.S. Olympic Surfers Completing at Tokyo 2020 Games

Get ready for a whole new wave of must-see sporting events.

With the 2020 Olympics kicking off in just a matter of days, fans are eagerly anticipating seeing long-time favorites like gymnastics, swimming and track and field.

However as Team U.S.A. arrives in Japan with an objective to win gold, a few brand-new sports are going into the image and assuring to catch the attention of new and old fans. One occasion currently making buzz is skateboarding.

At 24 years old, Mariah Duran will make her Olympics debut along with teammates Alana Smith and Alexis Sablone. The opportunity to compete in her favorite sport is an opportunity she doesn’t take gently.

“It’s different, it’s brand-new and I can just relate to when I first saw skateboarding in my area and I was simply so fascinated by how they did it,” Mariah solely told E! News while supporting Always’ #KeepHerPlaying campaign. “It’s not actually the most convenient thing to enter into. It’s pretty dangerous. However, you know, you can take it as far as you want to go and I seem like that’s the gorgeous thing about skateboarding.”

Published at Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:00:00 -0500