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Russia’s next sporting superstar? Meet Sonya the skateboarding bulldog

Russian Federation, Chelyabinsk
February 14, 2020 at 06:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Five-year-old skateboarding bulldog Sonya has gone viral on social media after showing off her unique skills with her owner Dimitri at an indoor skatepark in Chelyabinsk.

Footage shows the dog taking on ramps, curbs and even stairs, as usual tricks have become too easy for her. The bulldog’s low centre of gravity helps her to keep balance on four wheels.

Sonya’s owner Dmitri explained that her love for skateboarding has been clear since she was a puppy.

“At home we had skateboards, one day Sonya jumped on them, and started pushing off with her paws. Right away she loved skateboards because they are very dynamic as a projectile, it moves constantly, it has wheels, you can push off and skate, that’s why the dog liked it,” he said.

Nowadays Sonya usually practises once or twice a week, and her owner said that they constantly try to come up with new challenges for her.

Who knows, perhaps the sporty canine could even become Russia’s secret weapon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, especially since skateboarding will make its debut appearance at the games.

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Five-year-old skateboarding bulldog Sonya has gone viral on social media after showing off her unique skills with her owner Dimitri at an indoor skatepark in Chelyabinsk.

Footage shows the dog taking on ramps, curbs and even stairs, as usual tricks have become too easy for her. The bulldog’s low centre of gravity helps her to keep balance on four wheels.

Sonya’s owner Dmitri explained that her love for skateboarding has been clear since she was a puppy.

“At home we had skateboards, one day Sonya jumped on them, and started pushing off with her paws. Right away she loved skateboards because they are very dynamic as a projectile, it moves constantly, it has wheels, you can push off and skate, that’s why the dog liked it,” he said.

Nowadays Sonya usually practises once or twice a week, and her owner said that they constantly try to come up with new challenges for her.

Who knows, perhaps the sporty canine could even become Russia’s secret weapon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, especially since skateboarding will make its debut appearance at the games.

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