60-year-old sanitation worker a skateboard fanatic

A 60-year-old sanitation worker in Shanghai boasts a hobby which is usually deemed fit only for young people: skateboarding.

A 60-year-old sanitation worker in Shanghai boasts a hobby which is usually deemed fit only for young people: skateboarding.

Xu Zhizhong works as a sanitation man at Jiangwan Stadium, located in the city’s Yangpu District, according to The Paper. Quite a few young people ride skateboards at the stadium everyday, and Xu said he wanted to try it himself after seeing how much fun it looked.

“At Xu’s age, he may enjoy sliding most”, said Zheng Tao, a skateboarding instructor who offered Xu a board and taught him to skate.

Xu rides skateboards after work at around 4:30pm about three times a week, an hour or two each time. Xu has already mastered skills like single-foot sliding, rotating and jumping off from the board. 

He added that it's not a dangerous sport, as long as one masters balance.

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