If you had any doubt if The Birdman was gonna be in attendance as skateboarding makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, we have visual proof he’s not only in Japan but performing quality control checks on the course. Might be a fews years too late for Tony to compete himself but can sure still put a line together. Kanpai!
TONY HAWK: As a kid that was mostly lambasted for my interest in skateboarding, I never imagined it would be part of the Olympic Games. It’s surreal to now be in Tokyo bearing witness to this milestone in the most unprecedented circumstances. I know in the end it will help to grow skateboarding’s profile internationally, exposing our passion to an audience that has never seen it before or simply refused to embrace it. A whole new generation will get to experience skateboarding with genuine public support and meaningful opportunity. I predict it will be one of the highlights from all of the Olympic Games coverage this year. And I’m here for it.
These are clips from earlier today when @paulzitzer and I barged the park course, and then I managed to catch the last 5 minutes of team USA & Japan mens street practice before heading to the NBC set… more to come 🇯🇵🛹📺