Skateboarding World Championships streaming on as stars of Tokyo 2020 bid for Paris 2024 qualification points

February 02, 2023 – The world’s best return to competition at the Skateboarding Street World Championships and Skateboarding Park World Championships 2023 as they battle for world titles and Paris 2024 ranking points at Aljada Skate Park in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Fans around the world can follow on, which also hosts the semi-finals and finals on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February (Street) and Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February ( Park) will be broadcast live.

In the street competition that begins today, among the 277 participating athletes are Tokyo 2020 Olympic medalists Horigome Yuto (Japan), Rayssa Leal (Brazil), Nishiya Momiji (Japan) and Jagger Eaton (USA), with a chance to be crowned world champions to become .

The park competition takes place next week and culminates in the semifinals and finals on February 11th and 12th and includes Tokyo 2020 medalists Cory Juneau (USA), Keegan Palmer (Australia), Koko Hiraki (Japan), Sakura Yosozumi (Japan). ), Sky Brown (UK) and Pedro Barros (Brazil).

In addition to world titles, the World Skateboarding Championships also offer athletes the opportunity to continue their journey to Paris 2024 by earning ranking points towards their qualification.

Skateboarding qualifications culminate in a multi-disciplinary festival style Olympic Qualifying Series by the IOC starting in 2024. This will be a series of three events across four disciplines recently added to the Olympic program: BMX Freestyle, Breaking, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing, held over four days at downtown locations, offering a new Olympic experience for fans who Combining sport with music, art and culture.

The Olympic Qualifying Season, which saw over 100,000 athletes from different sports around the world begin their journey to earn their place at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, will feature over 3,000 competitions running through June 2024. The top 10,500 athletes (50 percent women and 50 percent men) compete in the most balanced Olympics yet. For the first time in history, many of these events will be identified by a qualifier label. Coverage of the Olympic Qualifiers is driven by the ambition to support, celebrate and uplift athletes on their journey to the Olympics, as set out in the Olympic Agenda 2020+5.

Semi-final and final action at the Skateboard World Championships 2023 will be broadcast live on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February (Street) and Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February (Park). Follow the athlete journeys at @Olympics #OlympicQualifiers #RoadtoParis2024.

Media organizations covering the Olympic Qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games can find information in the IOC Media Handbook here.

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