Olympic Skateboarding – Women's Park Preview & Prediction

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.

Where is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? While the vast majority of Olympic action will naturally take place in Tokyo or the surrounding areas, the likes of Yokohama, Saitama, Sendai, Kashima and Sapporo are also hosting events.

Where can I get tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Many events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are be taking place without spectators, but not all. For full information, your best bet is to head here for the latest information.

What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

Where can I stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the UK? Unlike in previous Olympic Games, the Beeb can only show two live events at any one time, which are viewable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action on Eurosport Player, while the biggest offering is available for subscribers of discovery+, the new player in town. For those not inclined, the BBC have a highlights programme at 19:30 every evening.

EVENT OVERVIEW

What time is the Women’s Park taking place? 01:00 on Wednesday 4th August (UK time)

Where is the Women’s Park taking place? Ariake Urban Sports Park

The winning country of this event is likely to be Japan with the Japanese Olympic team, who have slowed down in terms of medal collection in recent days, expected to pick up the gold and the silver but the order of their athletes is unknown.

15-year-old Misugu Okamoto will come into this event as the favourite due to her excellent performances in recent years whereby she won the World Skate Championships in Sao Paulo in 2019 as well as the X Games in Minneapolis in the same year. Her main competitor will be compatriot Sakura Yosozumi.

The other podium position could well also go to Japan with Kokona Hiraki competing at a good level but Team GB’s main medal hope, Sky Brown, remains in a strong position to medal in this event. 13-year-old Brown finished third in the aforementioned 2019 World Skate Championships but improved upon that with a second-place finish on the Dew Tour in Des Moines in 2021. She is yet to win a major event, though.

TSZ’S PREDICTION

It is an odd one to describe a 15-year-old athlete as being experienced but Okamoto’s recent record of winning a couple of major events mean she will come into this as the favourites. Japan will be favourites for gold and silver regardless.

TSZ Tip: MISUGU OKAMOTO (Japan) TO WIN

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