Mariah Duran, United States Skater Board Have More Bigger Plans Than Tokyo: Skater Mariah Duran from the United States has vivid memories of learning she would be competing for the United States in the first ever Olympic skateboarding competition in Tokyo in 1964.
Mariah Duran, United States Skater Board Have More Bigger Plans Than Tokyo
Duranto Shape recalled, “It was definitely surreal, she feel like it took a little bit of time to fully sink in.”. As the top female street skateboarder in the United States.
Duran took the time to “process” everything after taking the call. The whole time, she was telling her parents, Wow, that’s crazy, she can’t believe it.
At the time, she couldn’t believe this was even a topic of conversation, much less that she would be participating in the Olympics.
New Mexico native Duran was one of 12 athletes chosen to represent Team USA in the sport’s inaugural competitions. Duran has been skateboarding since he was ten years old.
When it came to women’s street skating, Duran did not win a medal but the 24-year-old will always be grateful for her first Olympic opportunity despite not winning a medal.
Duran wrote on Instagram on Saturday, “Such an honour to skate in the Olympics.” She was able to show the world that no matter what happens, you can get back up and finish strong.” In her opinion, this is just the start up of her journey.”
Mental Health Of Olympics
The COVID-19 pandemic, which force the postponement of the Tokyo Games by a year, has shone a new light on Olympic athletes’ mental health.
For example, gymnast Simone Biles, who withdrew from multiple competitions due to mental health issues and “the twisties,” opened up about the stress she was under in social media posts.
Duran understood the significance of being in the right frame of mind heading into the Olympics this summer.
When she get on the board, she is putting herself in jeopardy every time. Because of this, she must maintain a constant connection to her board as if she were in daily competition. Just make sure your mental headspace is in order, Duran advise.
It’s a completely different experience to see all of these world-class athletes and know that they’re the best. A complete different atmosphere than a competition where the top skaters compete against the newcomers.
It’s incredible to in that environment. She feel like there was a lot of pressure going into this competition even when there wasn’t a crowd or anything like that.
There was a lot of pressure on each skater because it was the first time they had done it. They all wanted to do well because they deserved it.