Lacey Baker on How the 2020 Olympics Could Change Skateboarding
- Published: 24 September 2018
- Lacey Baker is a firm believer in skateboarding – not only for the joy and thrill it brings with each drop in and flip, but also how the sport serves as an ideal tool for creative expression. A hobby that she picked up by chance at the young age of two, skateboarding has been an integral if not definitive part of Baker’s life. From learning how to perfect a kickflip in her front yard every single day, to winning the SLS Super Crown World Championship in both 2016 and 2017, Baker’s passion for skateboarding has only become stronger throughout her long ride.
Now 26 years old, Lacey Baker has her eyes set on the Olympics. Slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan, the 2020 Summer Olympics will see some of the world’s best skateboarders competing against each other, with the sport being included as an official Olympic sport for the first time ever. While some in the skate community weren’t particularly enthusiastic about the announcement, Baker considers participating in the games as an opportunity to promote the need for equality.
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