Sep 6, 2019
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 and how organizations like Adaptive Action Sports helped
get adaptive athletes into 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. Thanks Dan for being here
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 help of
Adaptive Action Sports we now find adaptive skateboarding 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.
Links to the Xgames Adaptive Skate Competition and
personalities and orgs discussed in this episode,
Daniel Edmondson on Instagram
The Adaptive Skate Kollective website and social media
Wiggle Your Toes
Adaptive Action Sports
Other personalities from this episode
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