In our mission to push skateboarding worldwide, we continue to find incredible talent from all around the globe. One nation we have our eyes on, in particular, are our friends over in Brazil!
In addition to the USA National Skateboarding Team set for 2019 and 2020, Brazil also announced their National Skateboarding team. This is more well-known as the CBSk (Confederação Brasileira de Skate, a.k.a The Brazilian Skate Confederation).
The CBSk is Lead by skate legend Bob Burnquist. They work similarly to the USA Skateboarding Organization as they support their nation’s skateboarders and help them on their road to the Olympics.
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the women selected to represent Brazil in the Olympics. Right now, all of these skaters are qualifying for Park and Street events at the upcoming 2020 Olympics. Finally, you can also check out follow more skaters that you probably don’t know all that well. It’s going to be an exciting skateboard season.
In addition to the Brazilian Team, check out the United States Women's Team to see who they’re running up against. Despite which team your voting for, this is going to be an Olympics that will likely go down in the history books.
Upcoming Qualifying Events
One thing to add before we get in to the teams is the next Olympic Qualifying Event. As we’re in the second and final qualifying season, this list might change as time goes on. But, you should definitely keep track of these skater’s as they’ve done something right to get onto the National Team! The next qualifying event is from November 11th – November 17th, 2019. Keep an eye out!
Brazil Women’s Park Team
First, we’ll look at the Women’s Park Team!
Yndiara Asp is a 22-year-old professional skateboarder, skating out of Florianópolis, Brazil. Yndiara’s stance is Goofy and her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Park is 13th place.
Her sponsors include Santa Cruz Skateboards, Vans, Layback Beer, G-shock, Stance, Independent, Bronson, Ricta, Mob, BV, Red Bull and Layback Beer. She took first-place at the 2019 Vans Park Series, a Women’s Pro Tour event that took place in Montreal, Canada.
Dora Varella is an 18-year-old professional skateboarder, skating out of São Paulo, Brazil. Dora’s stance is Regular and her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Park is 7th place.
Her sponsors include Hosoi Skateboards, Kanui, Vans, Stance Socks, Crazynboard, Bowlhouse, and UrbanFit.
In addition to all of her sponsors, she’s also been apart of the competition circuit for the past couple of year.
- 1st place, 2018 Vans Park Series
- 2nd place, 2019 Vans Park Series
Though it’s not yet set in stone, we’re willing to bet that we’ll be seeing plenty of Dora Varella and her incredible skateboarding at the upcoming Olympic Games!
Isadora Rodrigues Pacheco
Isadora Rodrigues Pacheco is a 14-year-old professional skateboarder. That’s right, 14 years old! And to top it off, her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Park is 8th place.
Her sponsors include PUMA, Child, Stance, Aktionpaz, LayBack Coffee, Triple Eight. No matter her age, she’s still killing it. She’s had a strong showing in 2019 so far.
- 6th place, Vans Park Series Pro Tour
- 7th place, World Skate Park World Championships
Be sure to keep your eye out on this young Brazilian as she is sure to continue progressing and doing well in pro contests. We are very excited to see what she has to offer!
Camila Borges is a 23-year-old professional skateboarder, skating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Camila’s stance is Goofy and her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Park is 32nd place.
Her sponsors include Ratpool Skate Rock, RollintoHell Skateboards, Texas Pads, Tranks Magazine, Trinity Films, Ct. Move, and Vrummm Kustom.
She has placed amongst the very best in the world whilst competing over the past couple years.
- 6th place, 2018 Oi STU Open Park competition
- 24th place, 2019 World Skate World Championships
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her as she continues to strive for Olympic greatness!
Brazil Women’s Street Team
Now, let’s move onto the Street Team!
Leticia Bufoni is a 26-year-old professional skateboarder, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and skating out of Los Angeles, California. Leticia’s stance is Goofy and her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Street is 4th place.
Her sponsors include Nike SB, Oi, Petrobras, GoPro, Grizzly, Plan B, Bones Wheels, Toyota, Beats by Dre and Red Bull. So, you’ve probably seen her around!
She’s had a great skateboarding career so far, and 2019 continues to be a great year for her. Here are some of her recent wins.
- 1st place, 2019 X-Games in Shanghai, China
- 2nd place, 2019 Dew Tour Street Finals in Long Beach, California
- 2nd place, 2019 Street League World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As Leticia is one of the best women in the game right now, we can’t be more excited to see her compete at the upcoming Olympic Games!
Pamela Rosa is a 20-year-old professional skateboarder, skating out of São José dos Campos, Brazil. Pamela’s stance is Regular and her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Street is first-place.
Pamela’s sponsors include G-Shock, Silver Trucks, Mvituzzo, Bones Wheels, Nike SB, TNT Energy Drink, Impulso Fisioterapia, and Boulevard.
She’s a true stand-out in Women’s Pro skate contests and has picked up several wins this year.
- Street League World Championships 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Dew Tour Street Finals 2019 in Long Beach, California
- Street League World Skate Finals 2019 in London, England
With her Olympic ranking currently being first-place, we’re very excited to see what she’s going to bring to the table. The sky is the limit for this Brazilian skateboarding superstar!
Monica Torres is a 25-year-old professional skateboarder, skating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Monica’s stance is Goofy and her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Street is 75th place.
Monica’s sponsors include Diamond, Skate Boulevard Co., SobreSkate, LivStorm, Vibe Shoes, Glassy, Andale, and Mountain Dew.
- 1st place, 2019 Grind for Life Series
- 8th place, 2016 Street League Super Crown Women’s Street
If you haven’t heard of Monica, she’s going places and we hope to see her competing in the Olympics! She definitely deserves it, but will have to work for it.
Gabriela Pereira Mazetto
Gabriela Pereira Mazetto is a 21-year-old professional skateboarder, skating out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gabi’s stance is Regular and her current Olympic World Skateboarding Ranking for Women’s Street is 8th place.
Gabi’s sponsors include Hondar Skateboards, Bones Bearings, Neutrox, and Nike SB.
Mazetto is slowly but surely securing herself a spot to compete at the Olympics. She’s working her way up the ladder and we’re excited to see what she’s gonna do to secure her spot!
- 6th Place, 2019 Street League World Championships
- 6th Place, 2019 International Skateboarding Open Finals
With so many amazing skateboarders vying for a spot at the Olympics, we know it can be hard to keep track of where some of your favorite skaters stand. Don’t worry, we’re following the action and we’re here to keep you informed! Be sure to follow along with our blogs and social media posts as we cover the remaining qualifying events on the road to the 2020 Olympics.
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