Brazilian street skateboarding pro Kelvin Hoefler was born on February 10, 1994. At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He competed in the first-ever men’s street skateboarding event and came away with the silver medal.
Hoefler learned to skateboard in his hometown of Guarujá, located in the Brazilian state of So Paulo, when he was eight years old.
He decided to make a career out of skateboarding after early success in competition. His first year in the workforce was 2011.
Kelvin Hoefler Become One of The Leading Street Skateboarder in The World
Hoefler has worked his way up to become one of the best street skateboarders in the world in the 2010s.
He has won many events on the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) and Dew Tour circuits, and he has medaled at the Olympicsm
The World Skateboarding Championship, and the X Games. Gold at the 2015 World Championships.
Silver at the 2018 X Games Norway, and gold in the 2020 Summer Olympics are among his most prestigious accomplishments.
Brazil’s First Medal in Tokyo 2020 on Kelvin Hoefler’s Skateboard
With his bronze medal performance in the men’s judo event, 27-year-old Kelvin Hoefler became Brazil’s first Olympic medalist in the Tokyo 2020 games.
The Guarujá, Sao Paulo, native finished in second place at the street men’s skateboarding competition at about 1:40 a.m. (GMT) this past Sunday.
This is a symbol of Brazilian skateboarding, our tenacity, and our resolve. The Brazilian said, “This is not only mine.
It’s the Brazilian skateboard that deserves it, and it deserves much more.” Yuto Horigomi of Japan won gold, with Jagger Eaton of the United States taking bronze.
Kelvin Hoefler Performed the Entire Time With a Wireless Headset
Skater admitted he couldn’t hear the music despite wearing a Bluetooth headphone throughout the entire performance.
In his view, this tactic is necessary to ensure that he receives few interruptions. Only two people were heard by Kelvin.
One of them was his wife of ten years, Ana Paula Negro, with whom he often used his break time to catch up on phone calls.
The other is the Brazilian’s close friend and fellow skateboarder Pâmela Rosa, who is entering the street female competition.
Since the heat made it feel like it was over 40 degrees Celsius in Tokyo, Pamela advised the medallist on strategy, hydration, and when to rest in the shade.
That’s how I felt about my right and left limbs. My strategy in this case was Pamela, and the attention to detail really paid off. After the victory, he remarked, “The mines are wonderful.”
Yuto Horigome, at 22 years old, won the first ever Olympic Gold Medal for skateboarding in the neighbourhood where he grew up skateboarding.
Horigome soared over ramps and rails with ease and flipped his skateboard effortlessly in the air during the street skate competition.
He completed the impossible “nollie 270 noseslide” on the fourth trick in the final. In midair, he flipped his board and nosedived down the rail.