TORONTO — Canada called its very first Olympic skateboard group on Friday.
Andy Anderson of White Rock, B.C., Matt Berger of Kamloops, B.C., and Micky Papa of Vancouver will represent Canada when skateboarding makes its launching at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The 3 certified based upon their leading efficiencies throughout the World Skate Qualification Tour that started in London, England in May 2019.
They completed their rankings at the Dew Tour in Des Moines, Iowa, which occurred in May 2021, and the Street Skateboard World Championships, which were kept in June 2021 in Rome, Italy.
Skateboarding at the Olympics will include 80 professional athletes from 24 nations. Men and females will each complete in park and street occasions and each occasion will consist of 20 rivals.
“The announcement of Canada’s first Olympic Skateboard team is a welcomed milestone in the rich history of skateboarding in our country,” Canada Skateboard president Ben Stoddard stated in a release.
“Andy, Matt and Micky have earned their place on the global stage by skating with class and individuality. We are so proud of their groundbreaking journeys and eager to watch them shine in Tokyo.”