July 13, 2024

Tony Hawk gave an explanation for why he isn’t planning a long-term comeback to professional competition, even though skateboarding will be featured in the Olympics this summer in Paris.

The legendary skateboarder recently said to People magazine, “I don’t think you want to see me competing when I’m 60.” He was asked if he would compete in the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

“That’s probably not going to bode well,” he said. However, I will undoubtedly attend as a fan.

The remarks from Hawk, who is most known for landing a 900 at the X Games, come as skateboarding is about to make its second appearance at the Olympics this year with a larger field of participants. Hawk mainly retired from professional events in 2003.

Hawk applauded the games adding skateboarding as a move that’s “great for the international growth and equality” of the sport.

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“People think that somehow the Olympics, I don’t know, sanitizes what we do. But the competitions are run exactly like they have been for the last 30, 40 years,” he said.

“Therefore, it’s not like they’re inventing the wheel or fostering competition in our sport; it’s just that it’s more widely available and accessible now.”

The legend of skateboarding was present at the Tokyo Olympics and provided commentary on the competition in 2021.

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