KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After an ankle harm which almost derailed his profession, skilled skateboarder and Kansas Metropolis native Sean Malto is again on board.
The 31-year-old skated in Friday’s Avenue Open qualifier in Des Moines, Iowa, alongside 83 different professionals; every with the objective of securing important qualifying factors within the sport’s first-ever Olympic 12 months.
“It is a privilege to be right here,” Malto stated throughout a weekend media availability. “In fact you wish to do effectively, [but] just one particular person’s gonna win this factor.”
Malto sustained a severe ankle harm in 2014 making an attempt a trick exterior KCMO’s World Battle II Memorial.
Following an extended highway to restoration and a number of surgical procedures, Malto stated he’s able to skate at his peak once more.
“We’re all rooting for one another. So like, hey, if, if another person wins, we’re celebrating them,” he stated. “If I win… cool, let’s have a good time me.”
Malto’s finest run in Friday’s qualifying occasion scored 18.28.