Professional skateboarder preparing for 2020 Olympics

SAN DIEGO — Skateboarding will be in the Olympics for the first time ever, and one neighborhood all-star has her sights set on Tokyo 2020.

There are just six events between 30-year-old Amelia Brodka and the 2020 Olympics — a pipe dream from her childhood.

“I remember being 12 years old and seeing Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, a local from here skating this giant ramp just doing huge airs, and there was something about seeing another woman doing something of that caliber that made it seem like, ‘Oh this is accessible to me, too’. So from that moment on I completely dedicated myself to skateboarding, to trying to learn new tricks and to helping others along the way.”

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