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A skateboarder is a person who practices the action sport of skateboarding. In the recent years, skateboarding has emerged as a popular recreational activity and the sport will be represented at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. There are various renowned skaters who have helped to popularize the sports. Among these, the name of Anthony Frank Hawk stands out. Highly talented and flexible, Hawk is considered by many to be one of the most successful and influential pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding. He is also well known for completing the first documented 900. Another famous skater is Nyjah Imani Huston, who is the highest paid skateboarder in the world. When talking of famous skaters, how can we miss the name of Rodney Mullen? Not only is he an exceptionally talented skater, but also the inventor of the backside flip, 360 flip, and one-footed Ollie among others. Skating is a sport equally popular among both men and women. Some female skaters who have made a name for themselves in the field are Janette Ahrens, Tenley Albright, Lisa-Marie Allen, and Katherine Healy. Check out this section to know more about some of the greatest skateboarders of the world!
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Shaun White
(American Professional Snowboarder, Skateboarder and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Shaun White
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Birthdate: September 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Shaun White is an American snowboarder, musician, and skateboarder. Having won three Olympic gold medals, White holds the record for the most number of Olympic gold medals won by a snowboarder and most number of X-Games gold medals won. He also has 10 ESPY Awards under his belt. A multi-talented personality, White plays the guitar for the band, Bad Things.

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Sky Brown
(Skateboarder)
Sky Brown
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Birthdate: July 12, 2008
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miyazaki
Born to a Japanese mother and a British father, Sky Brown is a self-taught skateboarder who learned the art from YouTube videos. At age 10, she became the world’s youngest professional skateboarder. The Dancing with the Stars: Juniors winner had a near-death experience after a skateboarding accident in 2020.
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Rodney Mullen
(Skateboarder)
Rodney Mullen
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Birthdate: August 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, USA
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Ken Block
(Rally driver)
Ken Block
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Birthdate: November 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Long Beach, United States

Hoonigan Racing driver Ken Block has had many accomplishments throughout his career, including 16 Rally American wins. He also has 5 X Games medals in his kitty. His globally hit YouTube videos of the Gymkhana series drew over 500 million views. His interests also include sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding.

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Nyjah Huston
(Skateboarder)
Nyjah Huston
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Birthdate: November 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yolo County, California, USA
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Ryan Sheckler
(Skateboarder, Actor)
Ryan Sheckler
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Birthdate: December 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Palma
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Brian Boitano
(American figure skater)
Brian Boitano
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Birthdate: October 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mountain View, California, United States
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Jay Adams
(Skateboarder)
Jay Adams
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Birthdate: February 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: August 15, 2014
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Stacy Peralta
(Director)
Stacy Peralta
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Birthdate: October 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Dylan Rieder
(Skateboarder)
Dylan Rieder
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Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, California, USA
Died: October 12, 2016
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Gracie Gold
(figure skater)
Gracie Gold
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Birthdate: August 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
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Sasha Cohen
(Figure skater)
Sasha Cohen
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Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, California, United States
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Mao Asada
(Figure skater)
Mao Asada
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Birthdate: September 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Meito Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
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Keegan Palmer
(Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: March 13, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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Peggy Fleming
(American figure skater)
Peggy Fleming
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Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
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Evan Lysacek
(American figure skater)
Evan Lysacek
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Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Ali Boulala
(professional skateboarder who has appeared in the Flip Skateboards videos Sorry and Really Sorry)
Ali Boulala
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Birthdate: January 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Bob Burnquist
(Professional Skateboarder)
Bob Burnquist
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Birthdate: October 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Miki Ando
(Figure skater)
Miki Ando
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Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nagoya
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Shani Davis
(Speed skater)
Shani Davis
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Birthdate: August 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Daisuke Takahashi
(Figure skater)
Daisuke Takahashi
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Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kurashiki
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Nobunari Oda
(Figure skater, Tarento)
Nobunari Oda
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Birthdate: March 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ōsaka
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Arto Saari
(Skateboarder)
Arto Saari
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Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seinäjoki

Arto Saari is a Finnish skateboarder and photographer. He achieved popularity as a skateboarder when he took part at the 1998 World Championship event in Germany at the age of 16. He is also famous for appearing as a playable character in video games like Tony Hawk's Underground and Evolution Skateboarding. 

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Lizzie Armanto
(American-Finnish Skateboarder and First Female Skater to Ride the Loop)
Lizzie Armanto
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Birthdate: January 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Craig Kelly
(Snowboarder)
Craig Kelly
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Birthdate: April 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Granite City, Illinois, United States
Died: January 20, 2003
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Keenan Milton
(Skateboarder)
Keenan Milton
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Birthdate: August 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United States
Died: July 5, 2001
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Jimmy Shea
(Skeleton Racer)
Jimmy Shea
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Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Sluggo Boyce
(Skateboarder)
Sluggo Boyce
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Birthdate: September 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Jack Shea
(Speed skater)
Jack Shea
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Birthdate: September 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: January 22, 2002
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Joao Kabecao
(Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: May 5, 2020
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Ben Azelart
(Skateboarder, Instagram Star)
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Birthdate: January 10, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Texas
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Trixie Trujillo
(Skateboarder)
Trixie Trujillo
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Birthdate: September 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States
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