With the Opening ceremony, the 2021 Artistic World Championships are reaching their climax


Tonight, after that the Small groups conquered the audience in the venue and on live streaming, Paraguay and the city of Asuncion warmly welcomed the artistic skating world. In spite of the restrictions that are still active in many countries, more than 600 athletes of 21 National teams reached Asuncion for the event, eager for the adrenaline of the competition and the emotions that only the rink can provide after such a long stop - no world championships took place in 2020 due to the pandemia and the last international event dates back to the summer of 2019 with the World Roller Games in Barcelona.

The Compulsory athletes opened the event on September 29th. This was the last opportunity for them to compete on a world stage and the focus was on the top: starting from 2022 there will be new international event formats for this discipline out of the world championships. The Inline Freeskating is one of the most recent and emerging disciplines amongst the artistic movement. Yesterday, it was the turn of the Precision groups and today the Small Groups were on stage.

Junior Ladies

GOLD Berenice Daniela Yocco - ARG
SILVER Milagros Porto - ARG
BRONZE Julia Schmid - GER

Senior Ladies
GOLD Giselle Soler - ARG
SILVER Anabella Mendoz - ARG
BRONZE Astrid Carolina Baez Acosta - COL

Junior Men
GOLD Aditya Seth - USA
SILVER Vance Youngren - USA
BRONZE Alessandro Trisciani - ITA

Senior Men
GOLD Brayan Carreño - COL
SILVER Mirco Schiavoni - ITA
BRONZE Felipe Werle - BRA

Junior Ladies
GOLD Sofia Paronetto - ITA - Pts 112.98
SILVER Maria Joaquina Cavalcanti Reikdal - BRA - Pts 102.99
BRONZE Giuliana Scamarda - ARG - Pts 79.19

Senior Ladies
GOLD Serena Giraud - FRA - Pts 99.53
SILVER Metka Kuk - ITA - Pts 94.19
BRONZE Chiara Censori - ITA - Pts 92.59

Senior Men
GOLD Colin Motley - USA - Pts 141.66
SILVER Yi-Fan Chen - TPE - Pts 139.18
BRONZE Antonio Panfili - ITA - Pts 115.88

GOLD Roller Dreams “Desde el corazon de la selva” - ARG
SILVER Sincrolimpic “Survivor” - ITA
BRONZE Sincro Roller “Weaving Water” - ITA

GOLD Roma Roller Team "Incubus" - ITA
SILVER CP Matadepera "Salem" - SPA
BRONZE CRSG "82 Bpulevard de Clinchy - BRA

All the competitions are live on www.worldskate.tv: thanks to Elena Iñiguez for the English commentary

Photos by Raniero Corbelletti: click here for the full galleries

Schedule and results available here