Korean Skateboarder Has Her Sights On Paris Olympics.

Monday, November 29, 2021

 

 If you haven't been keeping an eye on the next generation of Korean skateboarders -you should. Skateboarding in Korea is getting stronger than ever, especially among the younger generation. In fact, all 6 skaters who qualified for the national team were teenagers! 

Meet Cho Hyun-ju and Im Hyun-seong, the 14 year old skaters from Team Korea.

Cho Hyun-ju is currently ranked number 1 in Korea for women's street/park. She joined the national team at age 11 and has moved up the ranks. Her practice sessions last from 5-10 hours per day. The obstacles the team faces are great - there is not one International standard skatepark in Korea currently,  so the national team must train at parks where other kids skate - which sometimes have ramps with holes in them that are mot repaired qiuckly. They watch videos on YouTube to gain ideas and knowledge of how to do tricks they want to learn. And they keep practicing hard.

When asked how long she wants to keep skateboarding, Cho-Hyun-ju answered "until I am a grandmother." 💗

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