Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine, located in the north-central part of the country on the Dnieper. This is where Yurii Korotun Skateboarding extraordinaire hails from. Finding himself falling in love with the extreme sport from an early state, Yurii immersed himself full-fledged in the world of skateboarding and all it had to offer.
Action sports/ adventure sports or extreme sports are activities perceived as involving a high degree of risk. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion and highly specialized gear. Koroton didn’t let the dangerous nature of the sport deter him from progressing. This coming during a time when Skateboarding in Ukraine wasn’t the norm. It was a rarity in the county a memory Yurii touches briefly on. Watching the other athletes and the confidence it exuded helped him to boost his confidence.
Yurii always loved sports, but knew his place was in skateboarding after attending a big sports festival in his village in 2008. One of the skateboarders from the contest gave Yurii a skateboard and informed him that it belongs to him. That’s how he fell in love with skateboarding.
Competing for the first time in 2013, when he obtained his first sponsorship, Yurii was ecstatic. The joy it gave him propelled his ability to peefect the sport of skateboarding. Winning competitions gave him a sense of satisfaction that nothing else could. Even while focused on obtaining his degree in humanities, skateboarding was still at the forefront for the young athlete.
Yurii Korotun, 23 year old hellion on Wheels, has no plans to stop now. Only to move forward with something he feels is now apart of his DNA. Sometimes the thought that he could have a more successful career in a different field crosses his mind. This, obviously due to the hardships that come with investing in the sport, and the sacrifices that come with . But still this is his way and he doesn’t plan to stop until he gets to the top.
Determination drives success. Once you have that drive never let it go.