The 2018 World Skate Park Skateboarding World Championships got underway with the first practice sessions under beautiful blue skies at the brand-new Olympic-certified park terrain skatepark in Nanjing, China.
126 Skaters - 48 Women and 78 Men from 27 countries on five continents will contest the first World Skate-sanctioned Park Skateboarding World Championships this week at the Fish-mouth Wetlands, home of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games SportsLab and the 2017 World Skate Vert World Championships. The top qualifiers in both the women’s and men’s events will meet the finalists from the Vans Park Series Finals last week in Suzhou, China in the semi-finals of the World Championships beginning on Wednesday, October 31.
Skateboarding has grown steadily in this city of over 8 million since its inclusion as a demonstration sport at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games SportsLab, reaching a new peak with the 2018 Park World Championships this week. The entire Park Skateboarding World Championships will be live webcast on worldskate.tv starting with women’s qualifying on Oct 31.
Sincere thanks go to Migu, Migu Video, Migu Comic, Onepure and Ronhill for their support for the competition. MIGU was established by China Mobile as a specialized subsidiary targeting the Internet space and responsible for the integration of digital content products’ supply, operation and service. It is China Mobile’s only operating entity for digital content business segments including music, videos, reading, games and comic. It has five subsidiaries, namely MIGU Music, MIGU Video, MIGU Digital Media, MIGU Interactive Entertainment and MIGU Comic.
PARK SKATEBOARDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE
Nanjing Local Time (GMT/UTC +8)
Wednesday, October 31
9:30AM – Opening Ceremony
12AM – Women’s Qualifiers - live on www.worldskate.tv
Thursday, November 1
11AM - Women’s Semi-Finals live on www.worldskate.tv
2:30PM Women’s Finals live on www.worldskate.tv
Friday, November 2
10AM - Men’s Qualifiers live on www.worldskate.tv
WATCH LIVE WEBCAST BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 31 AT WORLDSKATE.TV
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Photo Credits: Bryce Kanights