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More than 380 000 Instagram followers, a terrifying loop and your own character in the popular video game - such is the Finnish olympic team in the new medal hope: I Can survive anywhere
25-year-old skateboarder Lizzie Armanto is Finland's biggest gold medal hope for the Tokyo olympics.Lizzie Armanto chat evening newspaper on Wednesday 16.1. skate for the national team at a press conference.

Elizabeth Marika Armanto, i.e. Lizzie Armanto is a name that many of olympic games the enthusiastic Finnish you should keep in mind.

Soon 26 years must be Armanto might be the Tokyo olympics in 2020 one of the few gold medal performance can the role of the Finnish athletes. He is the world's elite oven fresh in the olympic sport in about skateboarding.

Lizzie is the world's best women skedeejä, the Finnish national team named Kasperi Kropsu to confirm.

Huge achievements

Armanto has lived all his life in the united states, but got dual citizenship a Finnish father Eero season. This, in turn, proposed Finland's representation at the olympics.

Finland Armannon commitment to the blue and white colors had won the lottery, because Kropsun in words is not the slightest exaggeration.

Armanto told at the request of major accomplishments.

I'm the X Games medalist and multi-time world champion in the pool (curved based pool) and vertissä (ramp).

Armanto was the 25th anniversary of the first women authoritative skateboard magazine thrash erin on the cover. Also a wide circulation of Transworld Skateboarding break gender rajoittuneisuuttaan published by image armannon of kannessaan - the first female skater never leaves the front page.

a Contemporary meter or Instagram-number of followers in Armanto will wash many world-famous sports stars: more than 386 000 faithful.

Thrasher cover was armannon for almost a life-changing event.

It was incredible, Armanto recalls.

Same day Tony Hawk give armannon for signature board he owned a skate brand, Birdhouse. Traditionally, the title board meant stepping into a full-fledged professional.

my Family and friends were there. When I saw my mom, I just started crying because the whole situation was so unreal, Armanto describes.

killed in the loop

in the Popular video game series Tony Hawk's Pro Skater your character received Armanto is also the only female skater who has managed in the notorious loop, i.e. the so-called loop the loop.

It must be a daunting experience.

Scary is not nearly successful description for a loop. There is a lot of things that are scary. It was terrifying. It is so hard to get himself to do it. People eat shit while trying it.

the scariest moment was when I realized technical, how to do it. Understand that I'm going to try it until I succeed or I fall really bad.

Armanto managed in the fifth or sixth attempt on.

I don't know, would I do it again. There should be some specific reason. The risk is so great. Tony (Hawk) is a broken pelvis. It can die.

Lizzie Armanto and the notorious loop in Carlsbad, California. Dave swift competition

Santa Monica, California grown Armanto is therefore an exceptional talent. It has become clear.

I Started skateboarding at the age of 14, because my little brother wanted to try it. My mother asked me, do I want to go. We were both on the same level, and we don't really know anything. We were pretty competitive with each other, Armanto recalls.

Armanto did not give himself permission to remain relegated to second place.

I Like the competition. I'm competitive with myself.

Skateboarding olympic status Armanto sees as a positive thing. Species circles the matter has been approached, on average, significantly conflict more.

– Now that skateboarding has become an olympic sport, it has become more real. However, we must remember why we have started to do this. For me, skateboarding was an escape route... Skateboarding means so many things, Armanto to consider.

"They trust”

the Olympic games Armanto doesn't seem to like how not impossible works. The race for access into the influence of his speeches more formality than a big challenge.

I'm confident that I can cope with any situation. The olympic games are one of them, Armanto line.

the Reception in Finland is delighted Armanto. The olympic committee supports his Tokyo project is eur 20 000.

They are committed to this one hundred percent. It was one of the biggest reasons that I chose Finland. They want to support me with my vision and to trust and believe in me. If I had chosen differently... I don't know... I don't want to talk shit about anyone.

I Know I can get more support, not necessarily financially, than in the united states. They believe in me.

Armanto said, that money is not her number one thing when making decisions.

I'm not skating, because I want to be rich. If I wanted to, I was in the wrong profession. I love it, what I get sport and the relationships that I have created along the way.

"Huge impact”

Armanto admit that the olympics can be a ”really big thing".

on the other Hand, skeittauksella has been in itself a huge impact on my life. It is really a big part of my identity.

– It has changed me as a person and changed my views on the world. It has given me a community that has accepted me to go with him. I found one school, Armanto says.

One thing skeittauksessa, however, requires Armannon think still file.

Women don't have the space skeittauksessa. Now it is changing. I believe that the olympic games with the most room for growth is just women skeittauksessa. It is amazingly great. That's why I'm here. I want it done right, and I want that the effect is as large as possible.

Lizzie Armanto wants to break skateboarding gender ttuneisuus. KEKE leppälä lizzie Armanto is the specialized arch skeittaukseen. Anthony Acosta
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