Lookback on the roller games world championships

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:12
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Play Roller Games World Championships à Nanjing

On September 2, it was the opening ceremony of the first Roller Games World Championships in Nanjing (China) in the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium.
With this event, the FIRS (Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports) wished to gather every discipline's World Championships under the same roof to produce a massive showcase for Roller skating (Roller freestyle (skatepark), roller freestyle (slalom), figure skating, roller course, downhill, rink-hockey, roller-hockey, roller derby, inline-alpine, skateboarding).

 
Focus on Roller Freestyle Park 
 
A roller park was specially set up and the championship started with Men qualifications on September 2. Over 114 federations and many nations were present like Iran, India, Croatia, Japan, Poland... 
 
In the Woman category, the Japanese Chihiro Azumi opens the competition, followed by the Spanish Maria Munòz, who also uses the lines in the park in a good way, with well-thought runs. Lisa Marie Authie battles hard to stay on the podium after her first round, but Amandine Condroyer takes back the second place, giving the third place to Spain and forcing Lisa to step down from the podium. 
 
On a first edition, the competition level is high and the riders offer a great show to the spectators. In the Men category, the French are motived and show their skills. 3 Frenchies are actually leading in the ranking with a gold medal for Roman Abrate  (Kangaroo flip), followed by Jeremy Melique and Julien Cudot in third position. On the park, we can also watch Joe Atkinson, Oliver Czaj, Jelle Briggeman and Cj Wellsmore who offer a true spectacle to Roller's biggest fans. 
 
Have you seen the best semi-finals runs of the USD riders ?
 
The competition united all disciplines including a skatepark contest, where many countries sent their best riders.
We focused on the USD (roller brand) team well-represented this weekend and also present on the best spots to go grab the FIRS world champion title.  And it is Roman Abrate who takes the title back home. Congratulations to him and all the riders. 
 
 
photo credit : Erika Zanetti