Four Sports Making Their Youth Olympic Games Debut
During Youth Olympic Games, new athletic talent with the potential to dominate Olympic sports over the following years is revealed. However, it is not just new athletes who can make their debuts during this momentous athletic event, but new sports as well.
The world keeps changing, and modern young athletes would appreciate a few changes to the game choices they have at their disposal while taking part in the Olympics. In fact, in line with the Olympic Agenda 2020, the events need to have new and upcoming games that will appeal to modern young athletes.
Of note are four particular sports that will be part of the Youth Olympic Games program during the Japanese installation of this world-famous sporting event. Not to be left behind by this sweeping trend, Latino athletes are preparing themselves to shine at these new sports.
4 Sports Making their Youth Olympic Games Debut
Karate will now be in the Youth Olympics, and it is poised to be a huge hit. However, the focus of the sport will be technique, which is why a middle kick will earn two points while straight body punches will earn a single point. Similarly, a high kick to the head will get three points. Despite its Asian origin, karate is quite big in Latin America, with many young Hispanic athletes confident that their skills will give them a chance to bring glory to their home countries through their karate skills. Latin America celebrates the success of Camila Lopez, who managed a bronze in the qualifiers. Guatemala’s Pedropablo De La Roca was also part of the line up.
2. Break Dancing
Breaking Many people would have never imagined that breaking could ever make it to the typically rigid and formal Olympics games lineup. That is what makes this sport so interesting and innovative. As we speak, athletes have already sent their videos for reviews, and the best of them have been chosen to take part in the Breaking Championships in Japan. Factors that will be used to judge winners will include personality, technique, creativity, and even musicality. The event will involve 12 boys and 12 girls, although there is also a mixed event. You can watch the whole action on the Olympic Channel.
Latinos are well represented in breaking with the presence of Vale and Broly, both from Argentina in the qualifiers.
3. Roller Sports
A lot of youths are into roller sports. These thrilling and action packed activities will now be in the Youth Olympics, with the best of the best facing off against each other for a chance to win the ultimate award. Colombia has shown a lot of potential in this sport, with Gabriela Rueda winning the women’s event. The races will focus on speed, with distances ranging from 500 m to 5,000 m. There have been plans to include this event in the Olympics for a while now, and the decision to have it as part of the upcoming Olympics follows its favorable reception as a demonstration sports in the 2014 Youth Olympics in China.
4. Sport Climbing
Sport Climbing is arguably one of the most grueling mental and physical challenges there is, and 20 boys and 20 girls will have a chance to prove themselves in the 2020 Youth Olympics in Japan based on various climbing disciplines. This will include speed climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing. Latino Athletes are eager to prove themselves with this new event, and can watch them in Buenos Aires’ Urban Park. Three Latino athletes made in the qualifications event, Arguado Valentina (Argentina), Rivadeneira Nickolaie (Ecuador), and Contreras Alejandra (Chile).
The eagerly awaited Youth Olympics is almost here; and in addition to introducing us to new and young world-class athletes, it will also give us a chance to watch new and exciting sports. These include Sport Climbing, Roller Sports, Karate, and even Dancesports. Many young Latino athletes are eager to compete against the best the world has to offer in these new disciplines once the Youth Olympics gets underway.
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