TOKYO (Reuters) – Two-time Winter Olympic silver medallist Ayumu Hirano will participate within the Japan Open skateboard competition later this month, in line with his management crew.

Hirano, who lost to American Shaun White in the guys’ halfpipe very last in Pyeongchang closing yr, subsequently instructed Reuters he changed into eyeing skateboarding at Tokyo 2020.

White has also expressed an interest in taking part in the game, so that you can be making its Olympic debut in 2020.

Hirano’s management enterprise Kinoshita Group published on their website that the 20-years-vintage is scheduled to take part inside the March 16 opposition.

Japan Skateboarding Federation, but, refused to confirm Hirano’s participation, announcing that the professional start listing turned into but to be finalized.

A precise overall performance on the Japan Open with the aid of Hirano could be step one into being protected in Japan’s Olympic group.

There are the best 20 spots to be had in each of the men and women’s park and road area for Tokyo 2020.

However, as hosts, Japan gets one berth robotically. The rest will be decided from the Skateboarding World Championships and the official global rankings.

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