The Indian Extreme Nationals start preparing for the 2020 Tokyo games

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The Indian Extreme Nationals start preparing for the 2020 Tokyo games

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Press Release

11/23/2016

The Indian Extreme Nationals is a nationwide competition of the best athletes in skateboarding and BMX which will be presided over by a panel of judges headed by Warren Stuart, the Vice-president of the Hong Kong Federation of Extreme Sports.

Big Indian names such as Darius Dharuc, Maya Gupta, Somanna, Jay Kinra etc will also be a part of the event. Indian Extreme Nationals is supported by brands like Casio G shock and Dc shoes who have a legacy of supporting similar sports world over.

Ocean fruit water is the beverage partner and Inorbit Malad is the venue partner of this competition.

Extreme sports association of India ( XSAI) the official association of Skateboarding and BMX (flatland and Park) in India works under the aegis of the  Asian extreme sports federation (AXF) which controls the Asian Skateboarding federation and also affiliated to the Olympic council of Asia, International Skateboarding federation and the International Bmx freestyle federation(IBFF)

More than 150 Indian players in both the discipline will complete each other in an open category and will be awarded and ranked as per their age group viz, Senior, juniors and sub-juniors.

Sunil Kutty Menon, President of Extreme sports association says “ After Team India participated in the CHUNCHEON Extreme games, we are more confident of a better performance in the upcoming Asian skateboarding championships and this Extreme Nationals will decide the actual ratings of Indian extreme athletes”

The Extreme sports are played on park which is also called the ramp which is an Olympic approved design built in Thailand with various level of interesting installations and  contours to give elements of Speed, tricks, balance etc

Xsai has designed and Imported this Indias first Park ramp from Thailand and also owns one of the world's Mobile ramps installed on a 30 feet Truck. This Xbus takes the ramp to the athlete thereby trying to reach many.

Extreme Nationals will also include a “Train the Judge ” India programme in skateboarding conducted by Head Judge Warren to prepare and monitor Team India gradually.  XSAI has handpicked few of the most experienced skateboarders in the country for this programme.

As Skateboarding is the new sport which is part of the Olympic family and will feature for the first time in 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, this sport has suddenly got a lot of traction and also a glamour quotient.

Extreme Nationals is supported by India's earliest Skateborading community from Bangalore called Holystoke and few other communities like Active 8, meteoric, Team8e etc.

Namdev Shiragaonkar the India Olympic associations youngest Executive board member from Mumbai, says “ Extreme Sports is the 21st century sports and have a great future in India . I congratulate all the participants of the  Extreme Nationals and would like to see few players representing skateboarding for the 2020 Olympics”

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