Tune in and here the story of how adaptive skateboarding made it to the Xgames and what this potentially means for the sport of skateboarding moving forward.
Dan Edmonson is joining us to talk adaptive skateboarding and the Xgames. Dan Edmonson was on Living Adaptive about a year ago and shared his story of surviving an accident that resulted in him becoming a double amputee. Since the accident, he’s learned to thrive, and now is making significant impacts as an adaptive skater and within the adaptive skateboarding community.
For the first-time in X Games history, an Adaptive Skateboard competition was added to the Xgames lineup. An adaptive athlete was crowned champ and the world got a chance to see adaptive skateboarding launch to the public. With the work of Adaptive Action Sports we now find adaptive skateboarding in the Xgames and preparing to take the next step towards the paralympics.
What are the Xgames
The Xgames is an extreme sports competition that is presented twice a year by ESPN, the sports television network. Athletes from around the world compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as money and prizes.
Link to the Xgames Adaptive Skate Competition and social media links of personalities and orgs discussed,