Saunders, 16, who currently attends Beaufort Secondary College, qualified for the X Games after an exhaustive series of selection trials in Sydney yesterday. Saunders won through to the X Games after securing a Golden Ticket into the event, defeating over 40 skateboarders in the process.
Corey Saitta, Executive Officer of the WestVic Academy of Sport said, “Brad is a trailblazer for his sport and in this part of the world. He is paving the way for future athletes to want to participate in a fledgling sport like Skateboarding. The Skateboarding community and economy in North and South America, Asia and Europe is considerable in its size and scale. It would surprise many in Australia as to the popularity and demand for Skateboarding and the opportunities available to athletes to compete on a world tour. Brad’s continued success augers well with his goal being to represent Australia at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020”.
The X Games in Sydney will be broadcast live on Channel 7/Prime channels this weekend.
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