About Yuto Horigome
Did you know that the Japan Action Sports Award awarded Yuto Horigome with the 'skater of the year' title in 2017 and 2018?
Yuto was born and brought up in Koto City. He learned to skate at the Amazing Square Murasaki Skatepark in Tokyo.
His father, a long-time street skater, taught the young athlete to skate by his father. By the time Horigome was 14 he had already mastered the sport and was participating in professional skateboarding competitions. Since then, Horigome has been a member of some of the biggest skateboarding teams like the 'Blind Skateboards' and 'April Skateboards'. Horigome is also the first person in history to secure the gold medal at the Olympics for skateboarding.
Yuto Horigome Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Yuto Horigome’s net worth?
Yuto Horigome's estimated net worth is $1 million.
How much does Yuto Horigome earn per year?
Yuto Horigome's annual income is not known.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Yuto Horigome?
The young skateboarder stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).
How old is Yuto Horigome?
Yuto Horigome celebrates his birthday on January 7. He was born in 1999 and is 23 years old as of 2022.
Childhood And Education
Yuto Horigome was born in Tokyo, Japan, on January 7, 1999. His family lived in Koto city. His father, Ryota Horigome also happened to be a skateboarder who later quit his profession when he married Yuto's mother. Yuto has two younger brothers. The young boy started skating when he was only seven and it was his father, a longtime street skateboarder, who taught him how to skate. Horigome began traveling to the United States for skating tours when he was 14 years old, eventually settling in Los Angeles, California, where he still lives.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Yuto Horigome dating?
Not much information is available regarding Yuto Horigome's dating history. There are no records of him ever being engaged, nor does he have any children of his own.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
In 2015, Yuto Horigome competed and won second place in 'In The Parks' - a prestigious skating competition hosted by the Volcom and The Berrics in Los Angeles. Later, he appeared alongside Micky Papa, a skateboarder from Canada sponsored by the team, 'Blind Skateboarders'. Soon Yuto became a member of the 'Blind Skateboarders Team' and continued working with them until early 2019. In May 2019, Yuto Horigome joined the 'April Skateboarders,' a skating team owned and operated by Shane O'Neill. Under the leadership and guidance of O'Neill, Yuto Horigome flourished into a pro skater.
With 62,480 points, Yuto came in second to American skateboarder, Nyjah Huston's 67,080 points in 2019 in the World Skate Olympic Rankings. When the WS Olympics resumed in 2021 after the pandemic, Yuto Horigome held onto his second position. His points increased to 249,200, while Huston led the men's ranking with 269,900 points.
What awards has Yuto Horigome won?
The young prodigy has several wins to his name. In 2016, the athlete finished second in the FISE World Series in Chengdu, China. In the 2016 Tampa Am, he finished fourth. Yuto won the Oi STU Open in Rio de Janeiro in 2017 and then finished third in the Street League held in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. The Japanese athlete began the year 2018 by securing the first position in Pro Open London. Yuto also happens to be the first person to win an Olympic gold medal in skateboarding. The young athlete made history by becoming the first Japanese athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in his nation.
Yuto Horigome’s Hobbies And Interests
Horigome loves skateboarding and has made a profession out of his hobby. He consistently posts videos and pictures of him skateboarding on his Instagram handle @yutohorigome.
Other Interesting Yuto Horigome Facts And Trivia
- Horigome has numerous sponsorships from some of the industry's most prominent sports and skating brands like Venture, Nike, Spitfire, and April Skateboards.
- Yuto Horigome currently ranks second in the World Skate Rankings.
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