Hangzhou Asian Games: Spotlight on Skateboarding
Hangzhou Asian Games: An Introduction
Scheduled to take place from September 23 to October 8, the Hangzhou Asian Games, postponed for a year, are an eagerly anticipated event. With various sports and thousands of athletes participating, this event promises to be an intense and thrilling competition. One of the highlights of this event is the skateboard competition, a sport that has gained significant popularity over the years. Its inclusion in the Asian Games marks a significant milestone, showcasing the sport’s growth and acceptance in the mainstream sports world.
Skateboarding: A Sport of Skill and Precision
Skateboarding requires a great deal of skill, precision, and control. It is an extreme sport that evolved from surfing in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Unlike traditional sports, there is no fixed action pattern in skateboarding. Skaters are encouraged to freely use their imagination and creativity which makes the sport challenging and highly interesting. Skaters perform a series of technical actions, including jumping, flipping, and horizontal rotation, and the referee scores the contestants based on the difficulty level, success rate, height, speed, originality, composition, and personal style of the moves.
Types of Skateboard Competitions
Skateboard competitions are generally divided into two types: park skateboarding and street skateboarding. Park skateboarding, also known as competition in the park, is performed on a “bowl-shaped” hollowed-out track with a series of complex curves surrounded by rounded bowl walls of varying heights and slopes. Skaters set their own routes, use the height difference of the bowl wall for acceleration, complete amazing aerial actions, and perform a series of balance actions on the edge of the bowl.
Street skateboarding, also known as competition in the block, is performed on a “street-shaped” track with stairs, handrails, benches, ramps, arcs, and so on. Each player is free to arrange their own competition route and can show a series of technical moves by taking advantage of each part of the field.
The Skateboarding Event at Hangzhou Asian Games
The skateboarding competition at the Hangzhou Asian Games will be held in the Qiantang Roller Sports Centre from September 24 to September 27. Athletes will compete for 4 gold medals, promising an intense and thrilling event. The sport’s inclusion in the Asian Games not only marks a significant milestone for the sport but also for the athletes who have dedicated their lives to mastering this extreme sport.
To fully enjoy this competition, it is recommended for viewers to understand the rules and intricacies of the sport, familiarize oneself with the competitors, and plan viewing schedules. With adequate preparation, the experience of watching this event can be greatly enhanced.
The Hangzhou Asian Games are fast approaching, and the skateboard competition is one of the many events that promise to make this event memorable. Whether you are a sports enthusiast or someone interested in witnessing the thrill and excitement of extreme sports, this event is something you wouldn’t want to miss.
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