Brazilian professional skateboarder G. Felipe (born February 22, 1991) is a specialist in Street skating.
On February 22, 1991, in the Brazilian capital of Braslia, the world welcomed G. Felipe.
At the age of seven, Felipe’s two elder brothers introduced him to the sport of skateboarding, and he was hooked ever since.
Felipe’s father sold the family automobile that year so he and Felipe could attend the 2007 Tampa Am contest in Florida.
Felipe’s victory brought him not only national but also international recognition. He then became a part of the company’s elite team at Plan B Skateboards.
G. Felipe of Brazil Talks Olympics, Skateboarding, Music, and Growing Female Participation
The Brazilian skating legend talked to the Olympic Channel Podcast about his life and career, and why his father is his biggest hero.
Brazil’s G. Felipe is right up there among the world’s best skateboarders.
Thanks to a series of groundbreaking contest performances and widely acclaimed video parts, he has established a prosperous career for himself.
Gustavo’s positive outlook and modest demeanour have won him many fans in addition to his skating.
In 2021, he still hopes to fulfil his dream of competing in the first-ever Olympic street skateboarding competition.
Only two Brazilian males may qualify for the street skateboarding category at the Olympics, therefore competition is fierce.
In case I make it to the Olympics as a skater, that is. He told the Olympic Channel Podcast, “I’m going to put my heart into it.”
G. Felipe on Olympic Goals and Blessings in Disguise
It’s no secret that G. Felipe is as as well-known for his sunny disposition and technical prowess as he is for his buttery style, but there was a solid reason he felt off in 2019.
He injured the big toe on his right foot in March and spent the remainder of the year skating through severe pain.
Despite the fact that Felipe’s best contest result of the year was a third-place finish at the Dew Tour, he persevered through the rest of the season anyway.
Both for the sake of his skate crew and to maintain a respectable position in the World Skate rankings in advance of skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo.
What should we do now that the world is under the grip of a pandemic and nothing can go forward? He heaves a tremendous sigh of relief.
Felipe is one of 16 skateboarders—8 men and 8 women—selected to Brazil’s first national skateboarding squad in 2019.
During the same year, he also took third in the Dew Tour in Long Beach, California, and the Street League World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After tearing a ligament in his right foot in March 2019, Felipe had to wait over a year to return to skateboarding pain-free.
Felipe competed in the men’s street event at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and finished 14th overall. Felipe is a member of two skateboarding teams right now: Plan B and Adidas.