On August 27, 1999, Angelo Caro Narvaez was born, and he is a skateboarder from Peru. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, he competed in the men’s street competition.
Angelo Caro Narvaez Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
To begin his quest to reach a second Olympic Games, Peruvian skateboarder and current fifth-place finisher.
At Tokyo 2020 will compete in the first Paris 2024 qualifier, held in Rome from June 26th to July 3rd.
Angelo Caro is not only one of the best skateboarders in the world, but also a role model for perseverance.
The Peruvian skateboarder didn’t get off to the best of starts at the first-ever Olympic Games in Tokyo last year.
He finished with just one point after a rough first round that included multiple falls.
The fact that he was able to get back up and be stronger was the most crucial.
A Peruvian athlete has not come this close to an Olympic medal since Beijing 2008. He finished in fifth place.
Now, with an eye on the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, he is preparing for yet another qualification run.
To compete in Paris in 2024, he must first qualify for the World Street Skateboarding event in Rome in 2022.
This is the first time skateboarders will be able to compete for Olympic Ranking points in an official competition setting.
At the Madrid Urban Sports competition two weeks ago, Caro demonstrated his current form by taking silver.
While there, he spoke with Olympics.com about his plans for the future and the impact that Tokyo 2020 had on his life.
Angelo Caro Suffers Nasty Blow to the Groin in Olympic Skateboard Qualifying
Angelo Caro, competing in the men’s street division, went a little too far on his first run of the day in an effort to make a good impression.
His fall from his board after slipping off the end of the rail was slow motion, and while it may have looked like a simple stack at first.
He ended up crashing groin-first into the end of the rail behind him.
Caro appeared unharmed despite colliding with the metal rail with surprising force.
He got up slowly, dusted himself off, and gathered his thoughts in preparation for a second run.
Which would determine whether or not he made it to the finals by making up for his misstep in the first.
His first run earned him a score of 1.01 out of 10, but his second run, which he salvaged with a series of strong tricks.
Earned him a 6.96 and seventh place in the heats, good enough to advance him to the finals.