Trans Skateboarder Ricci Batres: Interview Coming Soon
Last month, Ricci Batres submitted a virtual run on Instagram with hopes of entering the Women’s Street USA Skateboarding National Championships presented by Toyota, making her the first ever American trans skateboarder to attempt to qualify for the Olympics. We at USA Skateboarding were super stoked to have her in the mix. Unfortunately, due to IOC rules, she had to submit a testosterone test before being allowed to compete. She was unable to meet the deadline for the test but despite taking hormones, her results eventually came in much higher than the required amount to compete in a women’s event. So her run was not included.
The judges later revealed that she would have qualified first in round one and moved on to the quarterfinals.
USA Skateboarding CEO Josh Friedberg speaks with Ricci to break down the situation, followed by a teaser for Ricci's full-length interview for our new podcast hosted by Robert Brink, coming soon!