This was the first ever U.S.-based Olympic qualifying event for skateboarding, which is a new sport for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Following championship skater Jordyn Barratt’s appearance in 2017 as the first woman to compete at Dew Tour, organizers of the annual event announced Monday that women’s individual pro Skateboard Park and Skateboard Street competitions have been added to the lineup.
The Post caught up with Barratt before her qualifier on Thursday, and asked her what it takes to compete with the best of the best. Read on for a bit of insight on how this young talent stays the course of athletic excellence.
Today, 18-year-old Jordyn Barratt became the first woman to earn an invite to compete in this year’s Dew Tour Skateboarding Contest, it was announced.
The free concert during the Dew Tour action sports competition and festival will feature hip hop artists Metro Boomin, Cam’ron and another soon-to-be-announced artist
Dew Tour announced today that the skateboard competition and festival will return to Long Beach June 15 through 18.
The first-ever Dew Tour stop in Long Beach came to a close Sunday with the successful completion of the team section, and with the 26-year-old skateboarding prodigy Ryan Sheckler claiming victory in the individual category amid a cheering crowd and insane temps.
The Dew Tour kicked off in style today, in a city long-known for hosting many a skateboarding resident. Long Beach’s place in the skateboard scene is well-established, but it’s taken many years for a competition of this stature to show up on the city’s home turf.