Getting fit and strong with skateboarding: Big jump in interest in sport among S'pore kids

More parents are encouraging their kids to pick up skateboarding, which they see as a cool, fun sport that teaches resilience. ST PHOTO: SAMUEL ANG
Eight-year-old Lyla Ng and her father Eric Ng (both above) take skateboarding classes together. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Gone are the days when skateboarding was seen as a reckless sport for rebellious, angry youth.

If the fact that some parents are enrolling their kids - some as young as two - in skateboarding school isn't enough to convince you that it could be a character-building sport, a couple of Olympic medals might.

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