The debate on whether skateboarding is an art or sport has been going on for decades. Last year, it was chosen to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. No matter which side of the fence your opinion lies on, skateboarding will be featured alongside all of the traditional sports in one of the biggest and oldest competitions on the planet.
We’ll continue the conversation amongst ourselves about whether what we’re doing is a sport, lifestyle, art, etc. But, for now, we’ll have to concede that there is a sporting aspect to what we’ve dedicated our lives to. With that said, the next question is who will compete in the skateboarding’s inaugural Olympic event? Many pros have been vocal about wanting no part of it. Some have been equally adamant about it being a great opportunity.
As of now, there has been no official list provided that names who will be competing. But this list must exist somewhere, because Luis Tolentino confirms in this new video from Jenkem that he will be skating for the Dominican Republic in the 2020 Games. And if he knows that he’s competing already, then it’s safe to assume that the other participants do to.
Bangin! | Luis Tolentino