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Olympia 2021 - Day 2 in the update: Skateboarders and surfers celebrate their Olympic debut


Surfing and skateboarding are in the Olympic program for the first time, at the premiere in Tokyo a Japanese surfer convinced on his home beach. The skateboarders also showed spectacular tricks. The overview.

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Jagger Eaton performed spectacular tricks on the skateboard

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Japanese surfer qualifies for the final on the home beach


At the Olympic premiere of the surfers, the Japanese Hiroto Ohhara reached the finals on his home beach in Chiba.

The 24-year-old was born in Chiba, east of Tokyo, and grew up there too. Now he only had to admit defeat to Brazilian Italo Ferreira in the first of five heats.

The first two surfers of each heat qualify for the third round.

Eaton wins first run of skateboarders


The skateboarders celebrated their Olympic debut in Tokyo.

In the street competition, US skater Jagger Eaton won the first of four heats of the day with 35.07 points, while Frenchman Vincent Milou came second with 34.36 points.

The athletes showed spectacular tricks - and also falls.

Eaton even lost one of the headphones he was wearing in the competition in a fall.

It was tough without the support of the audience, so he wanted to get himself in the mood with rap music over the headphones, said Eaton.

The final after the four preliminary runs is scheduled for 5.25 a.m.


promises the Olympic opening on the Seine in 2024

02.45 a.m.: The

Olympics in Tokyo have only just started, the upcoming summer games in Paris in 2024 are already the topic.

According to French President Emmanuel Macron, the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics will take place on the Seine in Paris.

There should be a ceremony that is "really unique and revolutionary," said Macron, "L'Équipe".

There are still many details to be clarified for the celebration in the French capital, Macron said.

The celebration will take place on barges on the Seine, "the banks will also be used and everything that the Seine offers as an urban framework".

The ceremony is scheduled for July 26, 2024.

cev / hba / dpa / sid / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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