Japan's Ryo Sejiri wins at Far'n High in Paris!
to a heavy rain, with temperatures around 5c (41 fahrenheit) and everyone was just freezing. The european qualifier was Friday. 45+ european riders competed for the 20 open spots in the main event. They would join the 50 pre-qualified riders. Saturday was promising better weather conditions and some good skating. Out of the 68 competing riders, 24 made the cut to Saturday’s semi-finals. Saturday also saw the girls qualifiers and Best Trick. It was the Best Trick event that made my day. The tricks that went down on the big rail and hubba were so next level! People couldn‘t even believe it! Sunday started with the Women Finals and brought us a huge surprise. Two Brazilian’s were fighting for the gold, but it was 13yr old Pamela Rosa, who won over Brazil’s own Leticia Bufoni. This was the biggest surprise of the day. On the Men’s side, 12 people made the cut to the finals and had 2 one minute runs, where best run counted. And in the end, Argentinian ripper and all-terrain shredder Milton Martinez took the bronze, Brazilian star Kelvin Hoefler (2 time WCS overal Champion) took the silver and Japan’s young ripper Ryo Seijiri stood on the top, winning his first career WCS gold.
Here's a quick video clip of the new concrete outdoor area that was just built...