Today’s competitions started early with Pair Slalom, followed by Slides and Battle slalom Junior. China strikes again and wins the Pair Slalom final today. Ye Hao Qin and Zhang Hao’s winning run was fast, smooth and very technical. Few combos were missed but their speed and choreography were rewarded by judges and lead them to the first place.
On second place, Gu Kun Qi and Zeng Chen Yu, two very young athletes, executed a very synchronised run with an impressive technical level.
The Italian duo Lorenzo Guslandi and Valerio Degli Agostini stepped on the third step of the podium with a clean run, a perfect synchronism and an interesting choreography.
The Queen of Slides is Chinupun Nichakan from Thailand. She’s the youngest in this final and she repeated herself winning the World Championship again this year. She showed very difficult slides and combos and, despite some errors, she won the world championship for the second year in a row. Natalia Krykova (RUS) performed clean slides for every family and got the second place. Guan Ying Ying’s (CHN) execution is clear and her slides are well performed but the lack of combos in the final stops her at the third place.
Huang Hai Yang (CHN) wins with 4 stable, effortless and long slides, followed by Senarat Phuri from Thailand got the silver medal winning the tie against Rubio Mesas Enrique (SPA) who got third place.
Sofia Bogdanova (RUS) performs top level combos of tricks both on heel and toe without effort and her transitions from spins to wheelings reflects her full control of technical tricks. She got her second gold medal here at the World Roller Games, defeating China once again who got a silver medal with Liu Jia Xin. Olga Bamatter-Rodriguez (RUS) finished her competition on the third step on the podium, performing fast and clean runs with good transitions.
Junior men final includes Gu Kun Qi (CHN), Kongpan Wattapong (THA), Lorenzo Degli Agostini and Roberto Ferrari (ITA).
The Chinese athlete performed three runs with astonishing tricks and transition which led him on the highest step on the podium for the second time here in Nanjing. Lorenzo Degli Agostini’s tricks and combos are clean and he showed full control both on heel and toe tricks. He finished at the second place, followed by Roberto Ferrari. Roberto loses balance at the end of an almost perfect first run but an accurate second run in the 50cm line put this young athlete at the third place.
Tomorrow is the last day of these World Roller Games and there will be Senior Battle for men and women and Free Jump.