South African skater Brandon Valjalo.
African champ Brandon Valjalo made history on Sunday as he ended up being the very first South African skater to contend at the Olympic Games.
Valjalo is among 3 South African skaters however was the only one who took part in the street occasion.
This was anticipated to be Valjalo’s minute as he represented his nation at the world’s greatest occasions, however prior to getting on the park, the 23- year-old broke his wrist.
Valjalo will quit on his Olympic dream however rather took on a cast as he scored 1641 in overall to end 18 th in certifying – stopping working to reach the eight-man last.
“ I headed out there and attempted my finest regardless of the truth that I have a damaged wrist,” composed Valjalo on Instagram
“ The least I might do was enjoy myself and fly the South African flag high! Honoured to have actually represented my nation and my continent at the Olympics. Will work even harder for the next one.
“ Thank you everybody for all your love and assistance!“
His supervisor Wendy Gila states that nerves overcame Valjalo in the hot sweltering Tokyo heat at Ariake Urban Sports Park.
” He skated well today in training, however I believe the nerves got to him in the real competitors,” stated Gila.
South Africa will now wait on their next 2 other skaters to get their project under method: Melissa Williams (Women’s Park), Andrew Oberholzer (Guys’s Park).
On the other hand, SA’s Boipelo Awuah withdrew on Friday after falling in her practice round and hurting her hips.
Lynn Butler remains in Tokyo covering the Olympic Games for Sport24