Breaking into the Xgames

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Tune in and here the story of how adaptive skateboarding made it to the Xgames and what this potentially means for the sport of skateboarding moving forward. Dan Edmonson is joining us to talk adaptive skateboarding and the Xgames and how organizations like Adaptive Action Sports helped get adaptive athletes into the Xgames. Dan Edmonson was on Living Adaptive about a year ago and shared his story of surviving an accident that resulted in him becoming a double amputee. Since the accident, he’s learned to thrive, and now is making significant impacts as an adaptive skater and within the adaptive skateboarding community. Thanks Dan for being here brother. Background Information For the first-time in X Games history, an Adaptive Skateboard competition was added to the Xgames lineup. An adaptive athlete was crowned champ and the world got a chance to see adaptive skateboarding launch to the public. With the help of Adaptive Action Sports we now find adaptive skateboarding preparing to take the next step towards the paralympics. What are the Xgames The Xgames is an extreme sports competition that is presented twice a year by ESPN, the sports television network. Athletes from around the world compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as money and prizes. Links to the Xgames Adaptive Skate Competition and personalities and orgs discussed in this episode, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdX4O2PRmhA Daniel Edmondson on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/danieljedmondson/?hl=en The Adaptive Skate Kollective website and social media accounts http://adaptiveskate.org https://www.facebook.com/adaptiveskatekollective/ https://www.instagram.com/adaptiveskatekollective/?hl=en Wiggle Your Toes https://www.wiggleyourtoes.org Adaptive Action Sports https://www.facebook.com/AdaptiveActionSports/ https://www.instagram.com/adaptiveactionsports/ Other personalities from this episode Vinicios Sardi https://www.instagram.com/vsardiskate/ Music from Podcast, Song: Niya - A Bloom (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.

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