Courtesy of World of Freesports
Black Yeti crowned the first World Rookie Champion in an incredible scenario where 50 riders from 7 nations, met and competed in the beautiful Parque das Gerações in Cascais, Portugal, in front of the Atlantic Ocean. A fantastic crowd showed up in large numbers to experience a brand new concept for the skateboard community: a platform to search and support the future stars of skateboarding. The Portuguese Guilherme Lima showed off his talent, winning the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Champion Title, with a fluid style and solid tricks portfolio. He consistently threw down technical tricks, starting with frontside feeble on the stair set, and included 360 flip over the pyramid, frontside lip on the kinked rail and flip backside lip slide, culminating in his best trick section with hard flip frontside board, impressing judges and spectators. Santino Exenberger from Austria took second place and portuguese Daniel Santos rounded off the podium and delivered consistent skating as well. Swiss Noel Scharer laid down a perfect backside 180 nose grind revert, gained the Best Trick of the day and the invitation to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup. During the day we all got also a taste of what the youngest skaters can do. The Grom’s category for the under 15, showed that skateboarding is progressing and that there is a growing number of talented emerging skaters. Madu Teixeira won convincing judges with a solid run while Tomé Jonet and Keanu Schwedt follow him respectively in second and third position. On the Girls’ side Madalena Jacinto shined in her run section, gained the first position in front of Carlota Tinoco and Ana Beatriz Constantino.
Rookies 1. Guilherme Lima (POR) 2. Santino Exenberger (AUT) 3. Daniel Santos (POR)
Groms – Boys 1. Madu Teixeira 2. Tomé Jonet 3. Keanu Schwedt Groms – Girls 1. Madalena Jacinto 2. Carlota Tinoco 3. Ana Beatriz Constantino