Dreaming on the skate, Yumeka Oda
A visual journey into the world of the 13 year old Japanese skateboarding phenomenon
This is a short film, directed by Jack Flynn, about 13 year old Japanese skateboarder Yumeka Oda, who would have been representing Japan at the Tokyo Olympics this year in the Street Skateboarding category.
Yumeka lives in Nagoya a city well known for its Toyota Manufacturing. She flys to skateboard competitions all over the world from LA and London to Rio De Janeiro and Lima in Peru, whilst always back to school on a monday morning.
The 2020 Olympics was due to be the first time Skateboarding was included as an Olympic sport. The top 20 female athletes around the world with the highest points from competitions would qualify. Yumeka is currently positioned 11th in the World and 2nd in Japan on points for Street Skateboarding.
With the Olympics now postponed until 2021, schools and skateparks closed in Japan during lockdown, Yumeka tells us about her skateboarding and what she dreams of for the future.
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