Nyjah Huston, the American superstar, lamented over the absence of fans and the rising temperatures. He had to endure this for a day to compete in the Olympics skateboarding competition to be held on Sunday.
Although Nyjah Huston has been a world champion multiple times and is regarded as number one in the world, his falls in the finals ensured that his position was not among the best in the league. In fact, out of the eight finalists to participate, Huston finished seventh. The reason was due to four falls during the tricks.
The winning gold medal was lifted by Yuto Horigame, Japan’s very own. According to Nyjah Huston, competing in a hot and vacant venue is tough, even more so when fans were stopped from visiting most games because of the COVID-19 virus.
It is true that most of the wins claimed by the skate star have been among blaring music and a noisy audience. The absence of a crowd was a highly demotivating factor for the athlete.
Nyjah Huston Gives Reasons For His Defeat
After the defeat, Nyjah Huston states that the atmosphere within the stadium has been hard on him. He mentions that even though headphones are used while skating, it is a common thing for him to catch the energy of the crowd and feed off the same. Furthermore, the hot weather can really wear out the athletes and the board can also flex because of the heat.
Nyjah Huston admitted to feeling a little more pressure than he normally does. He admits that pro contests like X Games and Street League are nothing in comparison to the magnitude of the Olympics.
The star is hopeful that skateboarding would further become more acceptable as a sport in society henceforth, and people would practice skating like other games. He also states that skateboarding is not vandalism or trespassing, it is a way to channel his fun and have a gala time.