Powell-Peralta‘s Andy Anderson, a truly one-of-a-kind pro with an absurdly advanced awareness of his environment when he’s skating, will be competing on the world’s stage at this summer’s Olympic Games. The Canadian recently talked with the CBC about how he qualified for the Men’s Park portion of the Games (taking place August 5 at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo)—something that almost didn’t happen due to a gnarly knee injury he suffered during qualifiers.
“I had the worst slam I’ve had in over a year. So I had to do my two runs on a busted knee.”
Well, we’ve seen Anderson pull of the impossible (and front-foot impossibles) in The Berrics more than a few times, so it wasn’t surprising when he sealed the deal to be a part of this historic moment in skate history. He’ll be the lone Canadian within a group of 20 Men’s Park competitors… expect the unexpected.
Read about his conflicting thoughts on the upcoming Olympics (“Am I there to help skateboarding, to help spread creativity throughout the sport, or am I there to place the best and try to beat everybody?”) in the full CBC article, here.
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