He's earned himself a gold medal for perseverance. 💪
Saturday night was a night to remember for skateboarders everywhere, as the Tokyo Olympics introduced the inaugural skateboarding event at the Summer Games.
However, it was a day to forget for one skateboarder in particular — Peru's Angelo Caro Narvaez, whose Olympic moment went viral for a very painful reason.
Let’s check in on the inaugural Olympic skateboarding competition https://t.co/YR99hvs1hZ— J.A. Adande (@J.A. Adande) 1627181241.0
Narvaez almost nailed the landing from his rail grind, but he slipped up just enough that his skateboard went flying and he crashed groin-first into an unfortunately placed railing.
The great news is that Narvaez got right back up and kept skating, and even did well enough to qualify for the final event. Unfortunately, he didn't earn a medal in the first-ever skateboarding event, but he certainly made his mark on the competition.
Hopefully the competition didn't leave too much of a mark on him.