Portuguese Guilherme Lima wins the first World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Lissabon under the eyes of pro skater Gustavo Ribeiro (POR)

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Skateboarding Best Of: World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Guilherme Lima (POR) is the first World Rookie Skateboard Champion

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. Gustavo Ribeiro (POR), who won the Tampa AM as the first Portuguese skater – the oldest amateur skateboarding championship around, joined the session to see the next generation of skateboarders rising.

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. Indeed, Guilherme will go straight to the 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster, to the 2020 Simple Session and to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup.

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.

Guilherme Lima wins first World Rookie title | World Rookie Skateboard Finals 2019 – Lisboa (POR) – Best Of from World of Freesports on Vimeo.



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

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