Any Skateboarders in the crowd?

Nov 08, 2023,04:08 AM

Yuto Horigome

Born on January 7, 1999, in Tokyo, Japan, Yuto Horigome, influenced by his father’s legacy, started skateboarding at the age of six.
He has been skating vert ramps since he was a child, and from his early teens has been in the top ranks of domestic competitions held in Japan.

After graduating from high school, Horigome moved to the U.S., where his talent blossomed further. Within a year of his 2017 debut in Street League Skateboarding (SLS), the world’s top skateboarding competition series, he won first place in three 2018 SLS stops and became one of the top skateboarders in the world.

In 2019, he became the first Japanese skateboarder in his discipline to win the X Games, in Minneapolis. Horigome also won the 2019 SLS Los Angeles Stop and took second place at that year’s World Championships. In 2021, after the season was suspended due to COVID-19, he won the World Championship for the first time. And in 2023, he became the first Japanese skateboarder to win at the Tampa Pro, one of the oldest skateboarding contests in the United States.

Seiko has conceived a watch for Yuto, a Seiko 5 GMT with black case & bracelet, and blue & violet bezel recognizing that his practicing continued throughout the day and into the night, past sunset.

2700 watches will be made.


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Very cool!

 By: patrick_y : November 8th, 2023-04:49
No video this time? Wasn't it you who introduced me to the Japanese Yo Yo competitions? Those were impressive videos!

I loved the yo yo videos !

 By: christianch : November 8th, 2023-11:30

I did too. After the yo yo videos, my YouTube feed started showing more yo you vids.

 By: patrick_y : November 8th, 2023-20:29
YouTube's algorithm was developing my interest in yo yo videos!

Here we go - videos

 By: cazalea : November 8th, 2023-12:56

That a potentially smart move by Seiko to sponsor a skateboarder and create a special edition watch 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

 By: ArmisT : November 9th, 2023-01:24
I’d be interested to know if/how this might influence purchases by the younger demographic. But if he gets a special edition then Tony Hawk should have got one first.

Tony Hawk is 55 (a generation older) and skates with a Citizen watch

 By: cazalea : November 9th, 2023-04:53
He’s from San Diego, by the way. A “Local Boy” says Cazalea, who’s quite a bit older yet…