Andy Anderson, a professional skateboarder from Canada, was born on April 13, 1996.
Anderson’s signature style combines traditional skateboarding moves from the sport’s formative years with cutting-edge street skating moves.
Anderson is notable among professional street skateboarders for his habit of always using a protective helmet when riding.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Canada was represented by Anderson, who competed in the men’s park skateboarding event.
Anderson is presently sponsored by Powell Peralta, Etnies, Skull Skates, Mini Logo and Bones, as well as clothing brands like Swatch and Skullcandy.
In 2019, he became pro for Powell Peralta. On December 25, 2020, Anderson’s debut Powell Peralta video portion was made public.
B.C. Skateboarder Earns Praise from Legendary Skater Tony Hawk
Skateboarder Andy Anderson of British Columbia won a lot of new fans after his Olympic performance in Tokyo this past summer.
Among them is arguably the most famous skater of all time, Tony Hawk.
Hawk, a legend in the skating world and the most recognisable skater of all time (whose Pro Skater video game series has sold well since its 1999 debut).
Was a guest on this week’s episode of the Blocked Party podcast, and he spoke highly of the Semiahmoo Peninsula skateboarder.
Hawk was a guest on the show (a comedy podcast covering, among other things, social media and the internet) to talk about his time.
In Japan for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics and his experience watching the men’s park competition from home.
Skateboarder Andy Anderson Sees Rewards Greater Than Medal at Olympics
Those were the words of Canadian skateboarder Andy Anderson as he prepared for his final Olympic qualification attempt this past summer in Tokyo.
After days of weather delays and stoppages at the Dew Tour in Des Moines, Iowa—the final event where park skaters could earn a quota berth for the Olympics.
Anderson felt confident dropping into the first of two practise runs before the semifinal.
A meniscus injury was the eventual result for the 24-year-old. Anderson had to place in the top 16 to make the Olympic team, but his highest placement prior to that was 24th.
This was an unwanted curveball in a high-stakes position. Anderson, though, had been working on a specific flip for over a year and a half: the aerial heelflip lean air.
Anderson performs a flip while in mid-air, kicking his board to spin it 180 degrees, catching it mid-air, and then throwing it back under his feet so that he lands on a steep slope.
The Dew Tour 2021 was Anderson’s last chance to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, but he tore his meniscus during a warmup run.
Regardless, Anderson entered the competition and, after two good runs, scored 75.80, good enough to place eleventh and earn a spot in the semifinals and, thus, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
After completing his qualification runs, he went for a little fun on his third and fourth runs of the competition, including a 33-second long manual on top of the park’s outside.