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London 2019: half-way to the end of WS/SLS Stop 1

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Skateboarding

With the men quarter final and the women semi final, we just reached the final phase of the first Olympic qualifying event of street skateboarding season #01.

The Japanese guy, Sora Shirai made the cut from the Open Qualifier to the Semi final.
In the women competition, the Brasilian Jhulia Mendes Leal, the youngest skater on the course, won a spot in the final: here we can see the true future of skateboarding. We got a foretaste of what's to come tomorrow, with the quick cut ad thrust of the best tricks by Aori Nishimura and Leticia Bufoni: the two of them were in fact protagonist of a similar tit-for-tat in Rio during the 2018 World Championships.

Click HERE for the schedule 

Follow Live on World Skate Tv on May 26th (London time)
Live Men's Semi Finals 11:00 - 14:30
Live Women's Finals 16.00 - 17.30
Live Men's Finals 19.00 - 20.30

Here the 10 men qualified from Quarter Final to Semi Final
1 29 ILARDI Jake USA
2 26 RIBEIRO Gustavo POR
3 31 O`NEILL Shane AUS
4 24 FOY Jamie USA
5 32 BERGER Matt CAN
6 22 SANTIAGO Manny PUR
7 9 SIMÕES Jorge POR
8 13 SHIRAI Sora JPN
9 25 MAJERUS Alec USA
10 28 TURY Richard SVK

Here the top 8 women qualified to Final
1 30 NISHIMURA Aori JPN
2 10 WILSON Hayley AUS
3 19 MENDES LEAL Jhulia Rayssa BRA
4 25 ROSA Pamela BRA
5 29 BUFONI Leticia BRA
6 17 JACOBS Candy NED
7 23 SABLONE Alexis USA
8 13 NAKAYAMA Funa JPN

HERE the Quarter Final Men Full Ranking
HERE the Semi Final Women Full Ranking 

HERE the Semi Final Men Heats 

LONDON FORMAT RECAP
In the Global Open qualifiers, skaters compete in maximum 3 skaters, 3 minutes single jam session format. Event phases after the Global Open Qualifier will be run using the Olympic contest format. Each Skater performs 2 runs and 5 Tricks; the best 4 scores from runs or tricks will be added to give the total round score.

Women
Top 12 women from Global Open Qualifier advance into Semi-finals and meet the top 18 skaters from 2018 World Skate SLS World Championship: Top 8 women will advance to Final.

Men
Top 10 men from Global Open Qualifier advance into Quarter Finals to meet the skaters ranked from 21st to 38th in 2018 World Championship and the best 4 skaters, not already pre-seeded, from the SLS Ranking prior to the last World Championship. From the Quarter Finals, the top 10 men advance to Semi-finals to meet the top 20 men from the 2018 World Skate SLS World Championship: only top 8 skaters go to Final.