Kelvin Hoefler has put Brazil on the board…
The 27-year-old Brazilian skateboarder made history in the early hours of Sunday at the 2020 Tokyo Games when he won Brazil’s first medal in skateboarding, a sport making its debut at the Olympics.
Hoefler took silver in the street category with a combined score of 36.15. The medal won by the native of Guarujá, São Paulo, was Brazil’s first in this Olympics.
Highly ranked in the street category for a long time, Hoefler practiced skateboarding and surfing as a child. He had the support of his family from the beginning.
Japan’s Yuto Horigome took home the gold.