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Nakamura claims BMX Park on birthday as Prangenberg and Ducarroz star.
Danny Leon put down a huge second run in the Simple Session 20 skateboard contest in Estonia on Sunday to claim victory as Rim Nakamura won the BMX Park event on his 18th birthday. Here is all you need to know:
– Leon came second at Simple Session 15 before podiums at Red Bull Bowl Rippers 2016, Simple Session 17, Red Bull Rollercoaster 2018 and Red Bull Bowl Rippers 2019.
– The 25-year-old from Madrid crashed hard in Tallinn, however he overcame a shoulder problem to stomp his second run for a superb score of 94.60.
– He performed transition park style moves including a Kickflip Stalefish as defending champion Liam Pace (USA) could not beat him last man down the ramp.
– American Ke’Chaud Johnson impressed in second with 90.60 and German Tyler Edtmayer was third in 86.40 as Leon’s fellow Spaniard Jaime Mateu ended up fourth.
– He said: “Before my last run, my shoulder was feeling bad. Tomorrow I will see how it feels. I came here from 2015 and I always got second or third. I am so happy.”
– Japanese prodigy Nakamura won the BMX Park contest on his 18th birthday with Australian Brandon Loupos second and 2019 champion Boyd Hilder third (89.60).
– Nakamura put together a brilliant run of 93.20, which Loupos could not better (91.40) while Hilder came up short after he was the last man on the second run.
– Russian Kostya Andreev was strong in fourth, while Venezuelan Daniel Dhers came in fifth with legend Ryan Nyquist eighth and Russian Irek Rizaev 10th.
– German Felix Prangenberg defended his BMX Street crown with 88.60 leaving American Brock Raiford in second (86.90) and Briton Alex Donnachie third (85.20).
– Spaniard Courage Adams just missed out on a podium in fifth (82.34) as Frenchman Anthony Perrin finished seventh and Australian Hilder was 10th doubling up.
– Swiss star Nikita Ducarroz won the Sister Session with a score of 85.00 as Japanese rider Minato Oike came second (81.20) and German Lara Lessman third (76.80).