Olympics Update: Tokyo Delays Skateboarding Test Event Until May

Pushing For Gold episode 6: ‘The Future Starts Now’

In the latest “road to Tokyo” news, the city’s Summer Games organizers have announced that the planned skateboarding “test” events have been rescheduled, according to a recent press release from Tokyo 2020. Originally set for April 28 and 29, the events have moved to May 13 and 14 due to COVID-19 concerns. However, the U.S.A. Nationals Championship schedule is unchanged—including the Finals which will be at this little place you might have heard of called… THE BERRICS! See the schedule, below:

April 9 – April 22: Open Qualifying Video Submissions
April 23 – April 26: Open Qualifying Judging
April 27 – May 3: 36 Quarterfinalists Announced, Quarterfinals Video Submissions
May 4: Quarterfinals Judging
May 5 – May 11: 20 Semifinalists Announced, Semifinals Video Submissions
May 12: Semifinals Judging
May 13: 8 Finalists Announced
May 27 – May 30: Finals… In-person, Street—The Berrics; Park—location TBA

(Skateboarders currently have the opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics based on their two best results in World Skate sanctioned events during the 2019 qualifying season—ended September 30, 2019—combined with their four best results during the 2020 – 2021 qualifying season ending June 30.)

Check out our ‘Pushing For Gold’ Olympics series. Watch the first five installments, below (and episode 6, above):

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