New sports in Tokyo: 16 Brazilians compete in surfing and skateboarding


There will be waves, there will be a ramp. And twisted by radical maneuvers, in 360 degrees, for example. Surf e skate, which are among the five sports that debut in the Tokyo Olympics, will have, in total, 16 Brazilian athletes – some of the podium favorites. In the other three news (karate, climbing and baseball/softball), we will not have representatives, but the tests will also arouse the public’s curiosity.

In surfing, the Japanese waves will have the presence of four Brazilians accustomed to victories and titles: Silvana Lima, Tatiana Weston-Webb (second place in the world ranking among women), Gabriel Medina (first in the men’s league) and Italo Ferreira.