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Tony Hawk will become part of the Olympics this summer season!
INDIVIDUALS can specifically reveal that the skateboarding legend, 53, will make his launching as a reporter for NBC Olympics when the Summer Games are transmitted from Tokyo beginning next month. (CNBC will air skateboarding’s Olympic launching as a medal sport.)
“I’m proud to be a correspondent for skateboarding’s debut at the Tokyo Olympics. It will be a celebration of how far skateboarding has come, and a testament to the perseverance of skaters everywhere. I can’t wait to see the action!” Hawk informs INDIVIDUALS.
Hawk, who invested 4 years as a leader for skateboarding culture, turned expert at age 14 and later on ended up being the very first skateboarder to land a 900, which is a 2½-transformation aerial spin carried out on a skateboard ramp.
On Wednesday, World Skate, which sanctions Olympic skateboarding, revealed the 80 qualifiers for the Tokyo Games, varying in ages 12 to 46-year-old Rune Glifberg, who contended at the extremely first X Games in 1995, took 3rd in the vert occasion won by Hawk and was included in the extremely first Tony Hawk Pro Skater computer game.
In addition to Hawk, NBC News and MSNBC star Steve Kornacki, who acquired appeal throughout the 2020 governmental election, will make his NBC Olympics launching as a reporter also.
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Hawk and Kornacki will be signing up with seasoned reporters Mary Carillo and Jimmy Roberts also returning experts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, both of whom were reporters at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Tokyo Olympics are presently set up to happen from July 23 through Aug. 8.
To find out more about all the Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, see TeamUSA.org. Watch the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer season on NBC.