South Africa’s 46-year-old skateboarder has talked about his experiences.
Dallas Oberholzer started skateboarding at the age of 10 in the mid-1980s in conservative South Africa by picking something that he calls plank on wheels.
Dallas and his friends were barely into their teens when they started making new training fields and started training hard tricks and started a career full of twists and turns.
Now, after 36 years, Dallas Oberholzer has reached one of his biggest dreams finding the opportunity to show his qualities in the Tokyo Olympics at the age of 46.
"A few of us got together, and we started, you know, just hanging out together and learning from one another and realizing the potential and slowly discovering this mystical act,"
He started his career at a time that people didn’t understand his passion in South Africa, and he had to fight his way to the top, and now that he has made his dream come true, he doesn’t seem to regret the path that he has taken.
I've stuck with skateboarding, I have taken a big gamble, but I'm sticking with my passion,”
. “I'm like the crazy artist."
"That's why, you know, it's hard to classify skateboarding as a sport because you are more like a freaky street artist than a sports professional, so I totally took a chance, and it seems to be paying back now,"
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