USA Skateboarding has today confirmed the 16 skateboarders who will represent their nation in Olympic qualifying ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The team consists of 8 male and 8 female competitors, to be split evenly between the park and street disciplines during qualifying for Tokyo 2020. As we understand it, there are no guarantees any of these skaters will compete at the Olympics, as they still need to qualify through their Street League or Park Series rankings, depending on discipline.
Men's Street: Chris Joslin, Louie Lopez, Nyjah Huston & Jagger Eaton
Men's Park: Zion Wright, Alex Sorgente, Tom Schaar & Tristan Rennie
Women's Street: Lacey Baker, Alexis Sablone, Jenn Soto & Mariah Duran
Women's Park: Jordyn Barratt, Nicole Hause, Bryce Wettstein & Brighton Zeuner
Notable absentees include Mark Suciu, who placed 5th at the recent SLS Super Crown in Brazil, and Nora Vasconcellos, the 2017 women's bowl-riding world champion. Lizzie Armanto is also absent from the roster, having elected to represent Finland at the Olympics.
Skateboarders will have the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics based on their three best results in World Skate sanctioned events during the 2019 qualifying season, combined with their six best results during the 2020 qualifying season. A maximum of 12 American athletes can qualify for the Olympics.
Skaters not on the U.S. team can also qualify on their own merit, so those excluded may still appear at Tokyo 2020 should they earn their spot.
More info to come as news trickles through.
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