Shaun White Enters Skateboard Contests, Eyes 2020 Olympic Games

Shaun White Enters Skateboard Contests, Eyes 2020 Olympic Games

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Shaun White Enters Skateboard Contests, Eyes 2020 Olympic Games

Cover Image From: Travis Hightower via Flickr | Above Image: Wikipedia CC

Shaun White has announced that he will be competing in skateboarding contests this summer before making a decision on if he will compete at the inaugural skateboarding events at the 2020 Olympics.

White earned five X Games medals between 2005 and 2011 in skateboarding, but all of those came in vert, which is not on the Olympic program.

Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games with skateboarding events in both street and park.

“I’ve entered myself in a couple of skateboard competitions this summer,” White said in a video on his social media. “I haven’t officially decided to go for the Summer Olympics in 2020 in Japan, but I’m going to go try myself out at these events and see where I stack up with the other skaters, then make the decision. But I’m definitely not retiring from the sport of snowboarding. I love it too much. I can’t walk away just yet. But in order to pursue this dream of going to the Summer Olympics, I’m going to probably take a lighter snowboarding season next year.”

 

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