Skateboarding trophy awarded to Judi Oyama, 1979

Skateboarding trophy awarded to Judi Oyama, 1979

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Skateboarding trophy awarded to professional skateboarder Judi Oyama. On top of the wooden pedestal is a plastic, silver figure of a male skateboarder doing an ollie. Although the figure is male, this was awarded to a female skater. At the time there were not many women in skateboarding and not many were winning contests so the trophy companies took a few years to catch up with the demand.. Oyama began skating as a teen and was sponsored by Santa Cruz Skateboards in the mid-seventies. She skated both vert and street but her passion was slalom and downhill racing where she was one of the few women that raced against the men. At the age of 43 she won the 2003 Slalom World Championships and is currently ranked second in the US and first in the masters division overall. In 2015, Judi became the first woman to win the N-Men Icon Award given to Northern California skaters who have made an impact on the sport. Judi is also the Vice President of Board Rescue which provides skateboards and safety equipment to organizations that work with underprivileged and/or at-risk kids.
Object Name
trophy, skateboarding
date made
1979
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
marble (overall material)
wood (overall material)
plated ferrous metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
2018.0270.01
accession number
2018.0270
catalog number
2018.0270.01
subject
skateboarding
Professional
Women
Asian Pacific Americans
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Exhibition
Girlhood
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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