- Do you like skateboarding?
- Have you already met a famous athlete?
- competitor /kuhm-PET-i-ter/
- flag /flag/
- achievement /uh-CHEEV-muhnt/
- trick /trik/
- culture /KUHL-cher/
[noun] – a person, team, or company that is competing against others
How many competitors joined the race?
[noun] – a piece of cloth, usually rectangular and attached to a pole at one edge, that has a pattern that shows it represents a country or a group, or has a particular meaning
The US flag has fifty stars on it.
[noun] – something very good and difficult that you have succeeded in doing
I warmly congratulated him on his achievement.
[noun] – a maneuver performed by manipulating a skateboard, usually with one’s feet, in a specific way to achieve the desired outcome
In 1973, Alan Gelfand invented the first skateboarding trick, and it was quickly copied all around the world.
[noun] – the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time
He was one of the world’s foremost scholars of ancient Indian culture.
True or False:
- Yuto Horigome won Japan’s third Olympic gold medal in skateboarding.
- Horigome waved the Japanese flag in Ariake Urban Sports Park.
- Naohisa Takato won a gold medal on July 23, 2021.
- Yuto Horigo earned 9.50 points on his last run.
- Skateboarding has been disapproved in Japan at times.
Fill in the blanks:
- She’s studying modern Japanese language and __________.
- Only one __________ was able to jump the tallest fence with ease.
- The crew was in a hurry to raise the __________.
- A silver medal at the Olympics is a tremendous __________ for someone so young.
- Alan Gelfand called the first skateboarding _________ as the “Ollie.”