Roman Pabich from the United States won first place for men while Sakura Yosozumi from Japan topped the women’s group in the Vans Park Series skateboarding competition Shanghai stop on Saturday.
Sixteen contestants who passed the preliminaries competed in combinations of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity at Yangpu Riverside Hanyi Park.
Young athletes showed their talent in the competition: CJ Collins, 15, placed second and Brazilian Luiz Francisco, 18, secured third place in the men’s group. On the women’s podium, Japan’s Kisa Nakamura, 18, placed second and Brazilian Yndiara Asp was third.
The competition will continue in Sao Paulo, Montreal and Paris-Chelles through August before the world championships in Salt Lake City in September.