As the start of the Tokyo Olympics grows near, audiences will soon witness skateboarding at the Games for the first time. With buzz building around skateboarding at the Olympics, viewers may be curious to learn more about their current and potentially new favorite athletes. POPSUGAR spoke to Team USA park skater Bryce Wettstein about a day in her life, her upbringing, and how she’s prepping for Tokyo so you can get to know her one-of-a-kind approach to the sport and life.
In conversation with POPSUGAR, Wettstein agreed that her unique combination of athletic skills and visionary-like perspectives about skating have her feeling ready for whatever is to come in Tokyo. At one point, Wettstein highlighted that she’s come to realize that her various “vantage points” from her array of athletic abilities will all be implemented into the Olympics. As a skater who frequents a variety of parks, participates in a number of sports, and is endlessly creative on and off the board, Wettstein is ready to bring her unique skillset to the Games. Ahead are 10 fun facts about the Olympian.
To learn more about Team USA, visit TeamUSA.org. The Tokyo Olympics begin July 23 on NBC.