Over the past couple of years, Yuto Horigome has gone from international outlier to household name. His Nike SB coverage, going pro for April, and winning numerous high-profile contests aided the transition. Now, at just 21, he’s on the forefront of skateboarding’s current generation. If you’re wondering what’s next, Horigome breaks it down in a new interview with VHS Mag. His goals for 2020 and 2021 include: getting an American drivers license, skating in the Olympics, and completing a new street part that he’s going to put in motion after contest season.
V： Did you get your driver’s license?
H： Well, I failed the test three times… (laughs). I failed the first time because I didn’t practice at all. That’s understandable but the second time I practiced so much. I checked the car and when I was about to start, battery ran out. So I couldn’t take the test and had to wait for two months to take the third one. I prepared for the test but… I didn’t pass (laughs).
V： Okay, anything you want to achieve through skating?
H： This is a goal but the Olympics… Well, at first I wasn’t really interested but there’s a chance that I can skate in it. I also have sponsors that support me so now I really want to skate in the Olympics and do my best. And the fact that it will be held in my hometown Tokyo is a big thing. I’m looking forward to it. Plus I want to have an awesome video part filmed in the street. It’d be hard this year but definitely hoping to get it out next year.
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