Skateboarding Jamaica Limited, SJL, the Olympic representative body for the sport in this country, has targeted growing the sport and its athletes as a major priority.

President of SJL, Ryan Foster, highlighted key areas for the roll-out of this development for the sport to gather some speed as the country begins to relax measures for safeguarding citizens owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to tightened safety measures globally, Jamaica’s Tafari Whitter was busy on the trail towards securing qualification to the Olympic Games that were scheduled for Tokyo, Japan, this summer. 

As a consequence of the pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been shifted to next year and Foster outlined their desire of pursuing that primary goal of having historic Jamaica and regional representation; while also creating a pathway for all-round growth of the sport and its participants.

Foster says despite the postponement of the Olympic Games to 2021, the skateboarding dream continues.

Ryan Foster, president of Skateboarding Jamaica Limited.