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Park Skateboarding

Park Skateboarding is a skateboard sport in which skaters perform tricks in on a course that will be familiar to those who have seen a suburban skate park. The concrete course contains halfpipes and quarterpipes in a complex combination with ramps and course bends. It will no surprise that the sport has its origins in skaters playing in empty swimming pools.

Park skateboarding events are performed on a course called a "combination pool". The smooth bowls have steep curved inclines meaning skaters can achieve massive height and have the freedom to put together a run as they see fit.

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Park skateboarding will make its debut at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. At the Olympics, the competitors will perform three 45-second runs, performing as many tricks and techniques as they can in the allotted time. Some factors in working out the scores are: degree of difficulty of tricks, height, speed, originality, execution, and the overall routine. Their best scoring run counts as their final round score.

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