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'Upward boom' in skateboarding interest on Island

Sport made Olympic debut this summer in Tokyo

Interest in skateboarding on Island has been on an 'upward boom' over the last few years.

That's according to Tromode-based skatepark The Shred House.

The sport generated global interest recently as it debuted as an olympic sport at the 2020 games in Tokyo this summer.

13-year-old Sky Brown became Great Britain's youngest ever summer olympic medallist in the games securing bronze in the park skateboarding final.

The Shred House hosts classes for boys and girls and caters to a range of abilities.

Their skateboarding instructor, Liam McKee, says what he hopes to see for the sport on Manx shores in future:

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