The 24-year-old Brazilian Olympic skater Yandeira Asp has become an ambassador and competitor of Red Bull Skate Generation, a tournament that will make her women’s debut in its next edition. The competition will take place in Florianopolis (SC) from December 9 to 11, and will be the last major event of the modalities in 2021.
Dora Varela and Isadora Pacheco, who represented Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics, were also confirmed, as well as American Jordan Barratt from the United States selection.
– I’ve seen all versions from 2012. When I saw Lizzie Armanto participate, it made a big difference to me. She was the only woman among the boys. I hope this year is very special and that we can celebrate skateboarding with the same energy it always brings and infects everyone – said Asp, who finished eighth in the skate park finals at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Red Bull Skate Generation is making a comeback after six years. The competition will take place in three categories: “under 21”, with skaters up to 20 years old; “The 90’s” with participants between 21 and 30 years old; and “OG”, whose representatives are over 30 years old. Olympic medalist Pedro Barros will host the event, which will take place at his home track.
The Brazilian public will be able to follow all the sentiments of the Red Bull Skate Generation decision through a live broadcast on Red Bull TV.
To remember or learn more about the contest, Red Bull TV released a documentary about the first five editions of the event. Fans can view the atmosphere of the competition via the link www.redbull.com.br/skategeneration.