his Father because of the Finnish dual citizenship at birth, received the american Lizzie Armanto is one of the world's best female skateboarders. Wednesday morning the good news was that Armanto has decided to represent Finland and to reach the olympic site to the blue and white flag.
the Finnish olympic committee is to support the only kind of species, where the success potential is obvious. Armannon with the arrival of the Tokyo 2020 presented skateboarding changed the criteria need to be top-sports I.
we Give 20 000 euro, Lizzie and 2 500 eur Jaakko Ojaselle . It is our limits, what we can do, the olympic committee's top sports unit type corresponding to the Elastic Over-Great said.
Lizzie's support is our scale is already pretty significant, but he's bright its kind, the top 8 athlete in the world. Great that he chose Finland.
– Jaakko Ojanen was the X games, right in the finals and was world championships in the 20:s. He's not exactly eye level. I hope he gets up there.
We did not aspire to it, that the athletes could only participate in the olympics, but we'll get success there too. First, of course, to get there.
Skateboarding olympic qualifying applicants yet the exact shape, but in practice, skateboarders have to collect the required number of ranking points in different level of tournaments around the world in the summer of 2020.
as well As the street - the park-the race to Tokyo accepted 20 athletes, men and women. The japanese have the olympic father of this, under certain conditions, one quota place in each species.
One country on each of the competition can participate in a maximum of three athletes.Heino works
qualifying race trips for the Kasperi Kropsun and Jaakko Ojanen, such as the Finnish hope in need of funding. Thus, in the corporate world, established skateboarders subsidiaries and skateboard association created the process of Chasing the spot (Location hunting).
the olympic committee jumped when the soles were fine, and Ojanen and Armannon like the world of the stars had been spoken.
– of course it was crucial, because we can't carry water into the well. Everything must go type of season and then it is visible. Species need to have their own strong operation, that is even reasonable to go along with it. Now when there is such a process, and when Lizzie came along, it gave it a whole new boost, Over-Since we said.
the Whole process of the background around the 1990s, Finland-skateboarding icon, now the Finnish national team as a team leader named Samuli Heino .
I Saw Lizzie interview, where he mentioned that he wants to go to the olympics so much. Then his father had asked, that he would represent his country. It was Finland, Heino says.
Heino contact Armanto and met him later in Copenhagen.
– were Discussed and clarified, what is the motive. It is important to us that he's not a ”bought in canada”, but he has always been dual. Financially he would have been more profitable to represent the Yankees, but on the other hand through us it is easier to access, self-championships maapaikkojen.
– in the States, that Lizzie should be in the top three. Of course he can do it, but this is time-sensitive species. To us this is like winning the lottery, Heino please.Jaakko Ojanen is the men's side of the advance thought of the Finnish skating team spear tip. KEKE leppälä one of the missing
Jaakko Ojanen attitude towards the olympics from the beginning was a little more skeptical than the race skeittaukseen strongly oriented Armannon. Tampere affirmations require Heinolla small-scale ylipuhumista.
I may say. James is in your way a puritan, but a career, he created and to understand what effect the olympics have. First of all, when I talked to James the sponsor with, so they were a little skeptical, and did not properly take a position. We are, however, found common ground, Heino says.
– This is done for the species typically so nobody will have a clown anywhere.
Heino has received Finland's toughest race names, according to the olympic process, but still as the name of a man issuing from a hopeful Wednesday's press conference.
– it would be great if skate kids twice the best be voted Eniz Fazliov was still here, Heino grins.Lizzie Armanto is a strong confirmation of Finland, skate for the national team. Species in competition for the first time in olympic history for tokyo in 2020. KEKE LEPPÄLÄ