(CRHoy.com) One of the great attractions for these Olympic Games, It is the emergence of new disciplines, which will allow great sports stars to make their dream of competing in the Olympics come true.
One of these sports that will make its entrance through the front door is Skate, which has the presence of its greatest exponent Tony Hawk, as a commentator for the NBC network.
This Thursday, the American from 53 years made a luxury exhibition, in the park where the competitions will be held.
“When I was a kid I was criticized mainly for my interest in skateboarding, so I never imagined it would be part of the Olympics. It is surreal to be in Tokyo now witnessing this milestone under unprecedented circumstances.
I know that in the end all this will help to grow the profile of skateboarding internationally, exposing our passion to an audience that has never seen it before or simply refused to embrace it.
A whole new generation will be able to experience skateboarding with the support of a genuine audience and a significant opportunity, ”said Hawk.
Tony is considered one of the pioneers of skateboarding. He is known for being the first to make a 900 (two and a half turns in the air) in 1999.
He invented numerous figures and gave name to a famous series of videogames, added to the 10 triumphs in the legendary X Games, He returned to the famous competition recently, after being absent since 2003 and at the age of 53 he achieved 4th place in the ramp or half tube events.