A. Nishimura Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

A. Nishimura was born and raised in Tokyo, and she got her start in skateboarding at the tender age of seven, inspired by her older sister Kotone, who is also a professional skater.

As a result of the pressure to perform well and keep up with her older siblings, the young athlete took to the sport with remarkable ease. Already a national champion by the time she was in fifth grade, at age 15 she took home gold at the X-Games for the second time (2017).

A. Nishimura Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

But just as her career was taking off, she suffered a terrible injury that effectively ended it. A. Nishimura had to sit out for a total of eight months after tearing her left anterior cruciate ligament, during which time she pondered her future in the sport.

A. Nishimura Career

The 19-year-old decided to get back on his skateboard at the Minneapolis X-Games in July 2018 after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.

There can be no doubt that she left a lasting impression on A. Nishimura, and her return to the skatepark left no room for scepticism. Nishimura came in second place at the sport’s most prestigious championship.

With her recent successes behind her, 2019 was a banner year for A. Nishimura. The Japanese skateboarder defeated the home favourite Leticia Bufoni to win the first-ever SLS World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. Later in the year, she added two more gold medals to her collection at the X Games.

A. Nishimura Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

A. Nishimura is not only a household name in the skateboarding community, but also in the wider culture at large. The Japanese skateboarding sensation, who has over 123,000 Instagram followers, made Time’s 2019 “Next Generation Leaders” list.

A. Nishimura landed a backslide K grind and a half cab noseslide in her final efforts to qualify for the street finals at Tokyo 2020, held in 2021.

The Japanese skater had a promising start to her Olympic career, but a string of poor performances cost her the medal.

Relationship, Boyfriend: A. Nishimura

Sana and Kotone, Aori’s two sisters, are big skateboard fans too. She announced on Twitter on November 21, 2020 that she and Lucas Rabelo, a professional skateboarder for the Brazilian company Flip Skateboards, had been dating for a year. They started dating in November of this year.

A Few Closing Words

This Japanese skateboarder is tearing it up in the Women’s Street Olympic qualifying rounds. She keeps proving why she deserves her reputation as one of the best athletes ever. A. Nishimura future appears promising as a professional skateboarder.

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