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FIG Parkour Freestyle : A victory for Krystian Kowalewski

02 Jun 2019 16:59

Saturday morning at around 10:00 am the men's FIG Freestyle Parkour competitions were held. 26 athletes competed and only 8 were qualified for the finals. This competition consists of making tricks on the different modules of the Parkour Area. The athletes are judged on 3 main criteria: The difficulty of the tricks, the composition (use of the modules, the space ...) and the execution (reception, technique ...). So a very difficult test, which requires extreme concentration. Among the qualifiers, was the Frenchman Johan Tonnoir who managed to stand out with a very technical run.

The final stages of the competition took place this Sunday at the beginning of the afternoon in front of a large crowd. The athletes were at their best and offered us great runs! Encouraged by the crowd, the athletes completed impossible tricks in the heat for nearly an hour. The level was very high and the temperature was rising.

It was finally the Polish Krystian KOWALEWSKI who won and got the gold medal with an outstanding score of 27.5.

The Russian Evgenii AROIAN, comes in second place and wins the silver medal with a score of 25.5.

In the third place we find our Frenchman Johan TONNOIR who reached the last step of the podium with a similar score of 25.5 (the two athletes were decided according to their marks during the qualifications). According to the announcer, "he made a run similar to his first try in qualifying by adding two more tricks, which greatly increased the difficulty and quality of his performance."

Congratulations to all three! An explosive end-to-end final that delighted the FISE public.