Yuto Horigome - History of Skateboarding

Yuto Horigome (堀米 雄斗, Horigome Yūto, born 7 January 1999) is a Japanese professional skateboarder. He won the gold medal in the inaugural Olympic men's street event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, becoming the first person ever to win a gold medal in skateboarding at the Olympics.

Horigome was sponsored by a Japanese board company early on. In 2015, he entered the Wild In The Parks skate contest in Los Angeles, hosted by Volcom and The Berrics, where he finished 2nd. While in Los Angeles, he filmed some skating parts alongside Canadian skateboarder Micky Papa, who was sponsored by Blind Skateboards. Horigome joined the Blind Skateboards team later that year and stayed with the team until January 2019. In May 2019, Horigome joined April Skateboards, owned by pro skater Shane O'Neill, who turned Horigome pro.