Heimana Reynolds wins skateboard world title and leads Olympic qualification rankings
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - In February 2009, a 10-year-old Heimana Reynolds was profiled by KHNL-TV.
“My goal is to become a professional skateboarder and compete in the X Games and the Olympics,” he said in the report.
According to NBC Sports, he just came one step closer to that goal after consolidating his lead in the Olympic qualification rankings by prevailing over a pair of Brazilians in Sao Paulo on Sunday.
At the Park Skateboarding World Championship Reynolds scored 88 points in the final, beating Luis Francisco (85.50) and Pedro Quintas (85).
Reynolds grew up on the North Shore and attended Punahou School and Mid-Pacific Institute.
According to NBC Sports, Reynolds wasn’t named to the four-man U.S. national team in March, but he won an Olympic qualifier in China in July to take the top spot in the Olympic rankings despite a best career X Games finish of sixth.
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