Stomp Sessions: Road to the Olympics with Amelia Brodka

James J. Latham

When it will come to the skateboard industry, couple have completed extra to aid and advertise woman inclusion than Amelia Brodka. 

At first from Poland, she turned captivated by skateboarding after looking at a women’s vert demo at the 2001 X-Game titles in Philadelphia. Following to start with getting up skating when dwelling in New Jersey, she took her abilities to the upcoming stage at the time she moved out west to California. Brodka speedily created a like for vert ramps and before long turned a standout in Southern California’s vert scene. 

Even though this Polish powerhouse is a intense competitor––she has won two Vans Park Sequence European Championships and a Bronze in the Earth Vert Championships––what she’s completed behind-the-scenes has created a substantial effects for each females and the skate industry as a full. 

Following noticing a substantial lack of industry aid for woman skaters, Brodka made the documentary, UNDEREXPOSED, to get rid of gentle on the root brings about of this concern. The movie explored how a lack of competitive retailers and sponsorship bucks was stifling expert woman skaters. 

Addressing the require to develop an inclusive place, Brodka co-founded Exposure Skate––a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering females and girls by way of skateboarding. In addition to bringing academic plans and skate demos to schools around the world, Exposure introduced the world’s major woman-only skate contest––which featured a document $sixty,000 purse prize and over one hundred eighty entries from 15 diverse nations in 2018.

This summer months, Brodka gained the opportunity to encourage females around the world on skateboarding’s major stage yet––the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She will be representing her native country of Poland and is thrilled for the opportunity to compete on the worldwide scale. 

Our friends at Stomp Periods just lately caught up with Amelia Brodka to master extra about her street to the Olympics and what it signifies to have the opportunity to compete in this historic contest. See component two of her unique interview beneath, and then check out the to start with component of her interview correct in this article. 

To master your upcoming skateboard trick from an Olympian, check out Amelia’s Trick Tip Movies on Stomp.

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