Winter Olympics juggernaut Shaun White is carving out a path for the Summer Olympics.
The three-time Olympic gold medalist in snowboarding announced plans Tuesday to compete in the world skateboarding championships in Brazil this September, effectively putting the 32-year-old on a trajectory for the Tokyo 2020 Games next summer for the sport’s inaugural Olympic competition.
“First steps are first,” White . “I’m really exciting to see the fact that skateboarding is in the Olympics now. I’ve been watching the competitions lately. I’ve been really inspired, doing a lot of skating myself this summer. …I thought why don’t I test the waters, compete a little and see what happens. After that I’ll probably make the big announcement