11 Fun Facts About Olympic Skater Nyjah Huston

11 Fun Facts About Olympic Skater Nyjah Huston

If you're not already familiar with the world of skateboarding, you may be wondering why the name Nyjah Huston is everywhere. Referred by X Games announcers as "the king of the streets," Huston started skateboarding when he was a young child. Now, he is a legendary street skater with more than a dozen medals.

According to World Skate, "the three highest placed athletes in each of the four World Skate World Championship events (Women's Street / Women's Park / Men's Street / Men's Park) held in 2021 will be directly qualified to participate in the Olympic Games regardless of their placings on the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings" as of June 30. As a five-time world champion and Dew Tour Olympic Qualifier champion, it's no surprise that he's currently ranked as number one in the world. Keep reading for 11 fun facts about Olympic skater Nyjah Huston before he competes in Tokyo.

To learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit TeamUSA.org. The Tokyo Olympics begin July 23 on NBC.

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