Considered "an essential feature of street culture" by the official Tokyo 2020 website, skateboarding is making its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. There will be two disciplines at the Summer games: street and park and each will include both men's and women's events.
The street competition will be held on a "street-like" course with stairs, handrails, curbs, benches, walls, and slopes. Every competitor will perform individually and will show off their range of skills. They'll be judged on the degree of difficulty of each trick, height, speed, originality, and how they execute each move.
The park competition will take place in a hollowed-out course that will resemble large dishes and dome shaped bowls. Competitors will be judged on height, speed, difficulty, originality, and mid-air tricks.
Male athletes to watch: Chris Joslin, Jagger Eaton, Tom Schaar, Alex Sorgente, Zion Wright, and Tristan Rennie.
Female athletes to watch: Brighton Zeuner, Bryce Wettstein, Jordyn Barratt, Nicole Hause, Alexis Sablone, Jenn Soto, Lacey Baker, and Mariah Duran.