Yuto Horigome On The Gaps Of Skateboarding

Ups and downs of winning gold

Skateboarding isn't just a hobby; it's a full-blown lifestyle for street skaters who explore the city and express themselves on their boards. But the sport also has a place in the Olympic Games, where it made its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

One of the stars of the event was Yuto Horigome, who won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding. He impressed the judges and the fans with his skills and killer style.

But even as an Olympic champion, Horigome still faces challenges and criticism from some people who don't understand or appreciate skateboarding. He revealed in an interview with Thrasher magazine that he sometimes gets hassled or kicked out of spots by security guards or police officers.

He also said that there is a cultural gap between street skating and Olympic skating, which have different rules and expectations. Horigome said he loves skateboarding, but he also wants to represent his country and his culture. He said he feels torn between his passion and his profession.

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