Kelvin Hoefler Gives Brazil Its First Medal at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

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.

Kelvin Hoefler

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.

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