“TALL POPPY – A SKATER’S STORY” Documentary featuring
MONSTER GRADUATE – POPPY STARR OLSEN – WHO WILL REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN THE TOKYO OLYMPICS.
“TALL POPPY – A SKATER’S STORY” available now on iTunes
Poppy Starr Olsen is Australia’s number one Park Skateboarder who at aged 16 was the first Australian female skateboarder to be invited to compete in the X Games has made history again. Officially ranked world number 4 female park skateboarder, Poppy has just been confirmed to be the first and only female to represent Australia in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in Park Skateboarding. She will compete in Tokyo on 3rd August 2021.
Poppy grew up skating Monster Skatepark and traveling and skating with the iSkate Team all around the world to international competitions. We took on her first international skate trip overseas to the USA and she is a long time member of our family and we couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments!
We consider her the top of the class when it comes to Monster Graduates.
Check out the photos above of Poppy’s trip to America back in 2011 with other Monster Graduates like BMX World Champion Brandon Loupos.
Be sure to check out her documentary film ‘Tall Poppy’ – A Skater’s Story that highlights her road to Tokyo and her journey to becoming a professional skater and look out for the clip of Action Daz!
About the film:
“A girl who just loved to skate from the age of eight, Poppy Starr Olsen became the number one female bowl skater in Australia at 14 and went on to take out bronze at the X Games at 17 – the ultimate competition in the world of skateboarding. The same year, skateboarding was announced as an official additional sport category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Now faced with the opportunity to represent Australia on the world stage Poppy grapples with the transition from skater to athlete and the pressure of competition mounts in a way it has never done before. A coming of age story told over 12 years, TALL POPPY: A SKATER’S STORY documents Poppy’s journey intimately as she navigates the uncomfortable idea of what it means to be a competitive athlete, the complexities of a relationship with a mum turned manager and finding her place in a male-dominated industry.”
On having her life documented, Poppy Olsen says, “It’s a little weird but I hope it helps others know that they’re not alone and it’s not always as easy as it looks on the outside”.
HOSTED VIA EVENT CINEMAS, GREATER UNION, VILLAGE AND BCC the film will screen in over 31 cinemas across Australia.
For Tickets go to: https://madmanfilms.com.au/tall-poppy/