The final for the WS Roller Freestyle World Cup was one of the most exciting we have ever seen on a FISE course! 2017 World Series, champion Julien Cudot managed to come back strong after a disappointing performance yesterday, eventually taking third place.
Top contenders Takeshi Yasutuko and Joe Atkinson managed to take over the rankings at the last minute, as the Japanese legend of halfpipe ended on the second step of the podium, and the young Yorkshire prodigy took the win with a flawless run, filled with big transfers and impeccable lines! Full of surprises until the very end, these finals proved to be a perfect start for the 2018 season! As the head judge Blake Bird said: "everybody skated the course amazing and the top 3 absolutely killed it. The Japanese guys put on an amazing show and it's gonna be great to see Takeshi in Montpellier ".
WATCH THE WORLD SKATE ROLLER FREESTYLE PARK FINAL
1 - Joe Atkinson - Great Britain - 87.75 PTS Watch here his run
2 - Yasutoko Takeshi - Japan - 85.00 PTS Watch here his run
3 - Julien Cudot - France - 84.25 PTS Watch here his run
With some stylish skating and smiling spectators and contestants, Hiroshima proved to be the perfect setting for the World Skate Roller Freestyle Park World Cup Women's Final! Japanese rider and 2017 World Champion Chihiro Azuma took over the finals with some very technical grinds on the course, while young up and coming rider Katayama Misaki and French rider Manon Derrien battled for a spot on the podium, respectively taking 2nd and 3rd place. With a lot of perfectly executed tricks and smooth lines on the skatepark, this was an awesome final. Skater Manon Derrien was delighted to be part of a FISE World Series competition, she said: "I had a lot of fun while riding this Park, the Japanese have an amazing level and they represent the future of this sport! It would be really good to have them at more international competitions."
1 - Azuma Chihiro - Japan - 75.00 PTS
2 - Katayama Misaki - Japan - 73.00 PTS
3 - Manon Derrien - France - 71.00 PTS
Pic by Armand Lenoir
MONTPELLIER, France - May 9th to 13th