16-year-old Brazilian takes part in a skateboarding event in front of Camp Nue

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Barcelona has established a calendar of works related to the concept of Women Sports Empowermento This March, in honor of International Women’s Day, a Brazilian will have the opportunity to showcase all his skateboarding talent in a presentation in front of the Catalan team’s stadium Camp Nou. This is Virginia Forts Aguas at only 16 years old, and is currently the tenth in the world in road modalities.

The event will take place this weekend and there will be activities in urban culture, art, graffiti and music in addition to skateboarding, with skater participation. The series of events promoted by Barcelona will conclude on March 30 with a derby for the Women’s Champions League between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

“Being invited to attend such an event is, so present and important, an honour. I have been remembered by Barcelona and I look forward to representing and inspired there at the Camp Nou. I’m good at show that we girls can go wherever they want, and Brazilian skateboarding has opened up that space”, said Virginia.

The skater dreams of participating in the Paris Olympics. In Tokyo last year, despite being ranked ninth in the world rankings, Virginia was excluded from the Olympics because the event had a limit of three participants from each country. Brazil was represented by Raisa Leal, who won the silver medal, Pamela Rosa and Leticia Bufoni.

Despite the shock of being dropped from the beginning of skateboarding in the history of the Olympic Games, the girl from Niteroi continued to work hard and achieved good results in Europe. Virginia is the current European Street Champion. In 2021, he made four achievements in five stages of the Pro Skate League in Portugal, in addition to winning the traditional Marisquinho event on Spanish soil, at Vico, Spain and the Urban World Series, Barcelona and Madrid.

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historical

A typically urban mod, skateboarding emerged in the United States in the 1960s on the wide streets and funky squares of California and quickly spread around the world. Like other extreme sports, it is associated with a form of behaviour, with clothing, a “dialect” of its own, music, in short, a culture symbolizing its own.

Skateboarding entered the program of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Brazil won three medals, all of them silver. Resa Leal in the women’s alley and Calvin Hoefler in the men’s. Pedro Barros took the podium at Men’s Park. Japan stood out, winning three gold medals out of a possible four. Australia took second.

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