When we began with zero, the number of women competing in the inaugural modern-era Games, we are now at one-forty-nine percent, rounded up by the Olympic committee and the record of female appearances within the blue squad, set to parade in the opening ceremony on July 23.
As of this writing, there are 173 qualified Italians; this is not a destination, but rather a process that involves the trials and triumphs of many people.
A. Lanzi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
An uphill struggle that has hardened the Tokyo generation: athletes willing to perform for those who could not be there, against the thousand “no” that they inherited and unhinged, and for those who will arrive tomorrow, until there is true parity. They yelled, so you should pay attention to them.
Asia Lanzi, a 19-year-old skateboarder, takes his board to the Olympic Games and rides it freely. He provides his interpretation of the sport of the future, the one the Five Circles hope would entice young people to return to the television set.
Before he could even walk, he was 3 years old and taxiing around the yard. Next came movie night with Dad and popcorn to watch “We Are Blood.” A parent who works at Granarolo and decides to break the rules in order to pursue his or her passion with their child does so after hours. Some stunts have his energy, Big Daddy.
It’s not only a sport; it’s a way of life, and the stunts would be acrobatics: five moves must be executed in 45 seconds.
A visit to the United States is a must since it is “exactly like in the movies” there. There are “large automobiles,” “vast streets,” “rap that lights up at every corner,” and “an infinite number of skaters.” After all, Robert Downey Jr.’s “one that crumbled and fled without being ashamed” is the movie that Asia watches when she needs motivation.
Moreover, it seems to have kept its earthiness. However, in skateboarding, fear blends in the many turns that defy the force of gravity and mix age, origin, gender: “As a child, the males snubbed me because they saw me as an intruder on the board, and the females did the same because for them I did the tomboy, but now I’m part of a movement that has no gender, only numbers. Turns that propel sport forward.