Meet skateboarder Kelvin Hoefler, Brazil’s first medalist in Tokyo 2020

The Brazilian skateboarder won his first medal in the sport at the Olympics on Sunday (25).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Kelvin Hoefler, 27, made history in the early hours of Sunday (25) at the Tokyo Olympics when he won Brazil's first medal in skateboarding, a sport making its debut at the Olympics. He took silver in the street category. The medal won by the native of Guarujá, São Paulo, was Brazil's first in this Olympics.

Long highly ranked in the street category, Hoefler practiced skateboarding and surfing as a child. He had the support of his family from the beginning. His father, police officer Eneas de Souza, even built a ramp in his . . .

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