Video profile : Klaudia Hartmanis & Michał Sulinowski


Here is a special video, made by Cezary Powierza, featuring Klaudia Hartmanis & Michał Sulinowski.


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The 2014 Junior European Champions


 

The 6th edition of EFSC was the first European Championship with a Junior category in Speed Slalom and Classic Freestyle. Here is an interview with the 2014 Junior European Champions...


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Aleksey Martsenyuk & Olga Fokina : 2014 Slides European Champions



Here are interviews with the winners of the Slides competition at the European Championship: Aleksey Martsenyuk (Ukr, #139) and Olga Fokina (Rus, #1).


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Video profile : Sofia Bogdanova 2014

 

 

Here is the new video by Denis Shirobokov about young and talented Sofia Bogdanova.

 

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Tiffany Derisbourg & Jimmy Fort : 2014 Speed Slalom European Champions

 

 

They are the French Power: The fastest skaters of the 2014 European Championships brought two gold medals to their country. Here is are flash-interviews with the Speed Slalom winners…

 

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Angelika Babiy : "Any kid is able to become a real athlete, just for some it takes more time than others…"

 

 

The following interview features Angelika Babiy, the founder and instructor of the kids roller school Miniroller.ru, as well as the coach of Sergey Timchenko, who is none the less than the new #1 at the World Ranking...

 

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Daria Kuznetsova & Sergey Timchenko : Classic and Battle European Champions 2014

 

 

Here is an interview with Daria Kuznetsova & Sergey Timchenko, after their victory at the European Championships and before the World Championships 2014.

 

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September World Ranking

The World Ranking of September is out !  The European Freestyle Skating Championships (EFSC) and the Asian Roller Skating Championships (ARSC) brought a lot of changes to the World Ranking! We have new leaders of the Men's Freestyle Slalom and the Women's Speed Slalom World Rankings !!!

 

Freestyle Men : Thanks to his double victory in the EFSC, Sergey Timchenko (Rus) became the world number one for the first time of his career! He is the first Russian skater in the Men's Freestyle World ranking’s history to reach the first place. Romain Lebois (Fra) lost 1 place and is down to the second place. The best up this month is for Liao Jie (Chn) who won 21 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #16 and for Antonio Castro Zamora (Esp), who won 11 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #18.  

 

Speed Women : After one year on the top of the World Ranking (since September 2013), Barbara Bossi (Ita) is down to the second place. Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe), fresh champion of Asia, and current World Champion, won 3 places and is up to the top of the World Ranking for the first time of her career. She is the first Asian skater, in the Women's Speed Slalom World Ranking history to reach the first place, she’s also the first Chinese Taipei’s skater to become world number one in a slalom discipline. The fresh European Champion, Tiffany Derisbourg (Fra) won 2 places and is up to the 4th place, her best ranking so far after her 5th place in September 2011. Cristina Rotunno (Ita) lost 3 places and is down to the 5th place.

 

Freestyle Women : Kuznetsova Daria (Rus) is still on the top of the World Ranking, and confirmed her lead with a double victory at the EFSC for the third time in the row. Su Fei Qian (Chn) won 3 places and is up to the second place. The best up this month is for Anastasia Zenkova (Rus) who won 16 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #12 and for Guan Yu Xiang (Chn), who won 15 places and came back in the TOP-20 at the rank #18. Park Yun Ji (Kor) is back in the TOP-20 at the rank #16 (+7).

 

Speed Men : Simone Nai Oleari (Ita) is still at the top of the World Ranking. The best up this month is for the Fort brothers. The European Champion, Jimmy Fort (Fra) won 27 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #9. Yohan Fort (Fra) won 20 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #18. Yang Hsin Chiao (Tpe) won 18 places and is up to the 15th place.

 

Freestyle Slides Men : The new Asian Champion, Huang Hai Yang (Chn) is still on the top of the World Ranking. Kirill Ryazantsev (Rus) won 1 place and is up to the 2nd place. Zeng You Xing (Chn) is down to the 3rd place (-1). Lin Yao (Chn) lost 3 places and is down to the 9th place. Roberto Rosato (Ita) entered the TOP-10 at the rank #10 (+1).

 

 

Freestyle Slides Women : The European Champion, Fokina Olga (Rus) is still at the top of the world ranking. Yulia Korolyova (Rus), after her good results in the EFSC, won 3 places and is up to the 4th place. Angelika Prucnal (Pol) and Carlyle Lim (Mas) lost 3 places and are down to the 7th and 8th places respectively. 

 

Check out the full rankings here.

Official pictures of the EFSC 2014

 

 

Here is the official album of the EFSC 2014 by Anthony Finocchiaro.

 

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The official video of the Slalom em Ribeirão 2

 

Here is the official video of the Slalom em Ribeirão 2, showing the best moments of this event, which was held on July 19 - 20 in Brazil.

 

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WSSA European Freestyle Skating Championships 2014

 

 

 

 

The 6th European Freestyle Skating Championships 2014 was held on September, 19th-21st, in Italy. Around 140 skaters from 15 countries were competing in the main disciplines : Classic Freestyle Slalom, Battle Freestyle, Speed Slalom and Freestyle Slides for the European Champion title.

 

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The official video of the Shanghai Slalom Open 2014

 

 

 

Here is the official video of 2014 edition of the Shanghai Slalom Open by Ban Ban & Ericdaryl. This edit shows the best moments of this event held on August 8th - 10th.

 

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WORLD FREESTYLE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 - PARIS - FRANCE

 

 

The 2014 World Freestyle Skating Championship will be held on October, 21-26, in Paris. During these days the best skaters from all around the world will compete in all the main disciplines: Speed Slalom, Freestyle Classic, Freestyle Battle, Freestyle Slides, Pair Freestyle Slalom and also Free Jump. To take part in the most important event 2014 and to find all the important information, please, check the WFSC webpage.

Daria Kuznetsova and Romain Lebois : back at the top of the Freestyle Slalom World Ranking

 

 

The last month brought a lot of changes to the WSSA World Ranking. The main news was the come back of Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) and Romain Lebois (Fra) at the top of the World Ranking...

 

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August World Ranking

The World Ranking of August is out !  There are a lot of changes this month after two main Asian events - Shanghai and Lishui Slalom Open and a « prime » event in Gava, Spain !!! 

We have 3 new leaders in the Men's and Women's Freestyle World Rankings and in Men's Speed Slalom ranking as well  !!!

 

Freestyle Men : The world leader of the previous three months, Yu Jin Seong (Kor) lost two places and is down to the rank #3. Zhang Hao (Chn) also lost two positions and is down from the second place to the fourth place. Thank to that Lebois Romain (Fra) came back to the first place of the world ranking. This year, he managed to keep the lead only during April. Let's see how long he will be able to stay on the top of the world ranking. The young Timchenko Sergey (Rus), thanks to his double victory in the Shanghai Slalom Open, won two more places and is very close now to the first place, taking the second place only 10 points behind the french skater. The best up this month is for Li Yu Chen (Chn), who won 20 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #16 and for Batiz López Ricardo (Mex), who won 9 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #20. Ricardo is the first North American, to enter the TOP-20 in the Men's Freestyle World Ranking history. 

 

Freestyle Women : Kuznetsova Daria (Rus), thanks to her victory in the Shaghai Slalom Open, came back to the top of the World Ranking. She was leading all the last year so we will keep an eye on her for the next big events. After seven months of leading the Women's Freestyle World Ranking, Su Fei Qian (Chn) lost 4 places and is down to the 5th place. De Sensi Federica (Ita) is up to 11th place (+8). The best up this month is for Villavicencio Sandoval Carolina (Mex), who thanks her participation in Asia, won 88 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #20 for the first time of her career. She is the first Mexican, to enter the TOP-20 in the Women's Freestyle World Ranking history.

 

Speed Men : Thanks to his victory in Shanghai Slalom Open, Nai Oleari Simone (Ita) came back to the top of the World Ranking. After one month of leading, Guo Fang (Chn) lost one position and is down to the second place. Yu Jin Seong (Kor) is down to the 14th place (-8). The best up this month is for Quiriconi Nicolas (Ita) who, thanks to his good results in the Shanghai and Lishui Slalom Open, won 32 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 17.

 

Speed Women : Bossi Barbara (Ita) is still on the top of the world ranking. Rotunno Cristina (Ita), thanks to her victory in the Lishui Slalom Open, won 3 places and is up to the 2nd position. Taking the second place in Lishui, Derisbourg Tiffany (Fra) is up to the 6th place (+9). Lysenko Kristina (Rus) lost 7 places and is down to the 11th place.  De Sensi Federica (Ita) is up to the 9 place (+10). 

 

Freestyle Slides Men : Huang Hai Yang (Chn) is still on the top of the World Ranking. The best up is for Lin Yao (Chn), who thanks to his good results in the Shanghai and Lishui Slalom Open, won 22 places and entered the TOP-10 at the rank #6. Rubio Mesas Enrique (Esp), thanks to his victory in Gava, is up to the 9 place (+14). Garcia Fernandez Brais (Esp), who took the second place in the Gava competition, entered the TOP-10 at the rank #10, winning 7 places.

 

 

Freestyle Slides Women : Fokina Olga (Rus) is still on the top of the world ranking. Hotsko Bohdana (Esp), thanks to her victory in Gava, won 3 places and is up to the 3rd place. Fatmi Garcia Miriam (Esp), thanks to her good results in Asia, won 20 places and entered the TOP-10 at the rank #6. Liu Wan (Chn) lost 6 places and is down to the 9th place. Ondono Monteagudo Julia (Esp) won 3 places and is up to the 10th place. 

 

 

Check out the full rankings here.

Lishui Slalom Open 2014

 

 

The fourth edition of Lishui Slalom Open was held on August, 20-24. The competitors were competing in the main disciplines : Classic Freestyle Slalom, Pair Freestyle Slalom, Battle Freestyle, Speed Slalom and Freestyle Slides...

 

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Shanghai Slalom Open 2014

 

 

The oldest Chinese event, Shanghai Slalom Open (SSO), was held this year on the 8-10 August. During these days the best skaters from all around the world were competing in 5 disciplines...

 

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Conero Roller - XMasters Award Battle

 

 

 

Conero Roller - XMasters Award Battle took place in Senigallia, Italy. The competition included Classic, Battle and Speed Slalom...

 

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July World Ranking

The World Ranking of July is out !!! Many changes appeared after the Rollerclub Cup competition ! There are new leaders of the Speed Slalom and Slides Men's ranking !

 

Speed Men : For the first time this year we have a new world number one in the Men's Speed Slalom ranking. Guo Fang (Chn), 6 years after having been world n.1 during 4 months (May to August 2008) is back at the top ! After 23 months on the top, Nai Oleari Simone (Ita) lost the 1st place this month and is down to the 2nd place letting Guo Fang go up to the first place.  Lebois Romain (Fra) won 5 places and is up to the 4th place. Yu Jin Seong (Kor) and Wu Dong Yan (Tpe) won 5 places and are up to the 6th and 7th places respectively. Sulinowski Michal (Pol) won 6 places and is up to the 9th place. De Araujo Diego (Bra) lost 19 places and is out from the TOP-20.

 

Speed Women : Bossi Barbara (Ita) is still on the top of the world ranking, in her whole career, she beated C.Seyres' record with a new total of 34 months at the top. Rotunno Cristina (Ita) and Hartmanis Klaudia (Pol) lost 3 places and are down to the 5th and 6th places respectively. Granjon Zoe (Fra) and Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) won 2 places and are up to the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Lysenko Kristina (Rus) won 6 places and is up to the 4th place.

 

Freestyle Slides Men : For the first time since the beginning of the world ranking's history, Ryazantsev Kirill (Rus) lost two places and is down from the top of the world ranking to the 3rd place. Huang Hai Yang (Chn) is the new world number one (+1 place) for the first time in his career. Zeng You Xing (Chn) won two places and is up to the 2nd place. The best up this month is for Claris Alexandre (Fra) who, thanks to his victory in the Rollerclub Cup, won 93 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 6.

 

Freestyle Slides Women : Fokina Olga (Rus) is still on the top of the world ranking. Prucnal Angelika (Pol) won 4 places and is up to the 4 place. Lim Carlyle (Mas)Hotsko Bohdana (Esp) and Korolyova Yulia (Rus) won 5 places and are up to the rank 5th to 7th respectively.

 

Freestyle Men : Yu Jin Seong (Kor) is still on the top of the world ranking. Lebois Romain (Fra) lost 1 place this month and is down to the 3rd place.  Zhang Hao (Chn) is up to the 2nd place (+1). Timchenko Sergey (Rus), thanks to his double victory in the Rollerclub Cup, won 3 places and is up to the 4th place. Because of what Sulinowski Michal (Pol)Claris Alexandre (Fra) and Lee Choong Goon (Kor) lost 1 place and are down to the rank 5th to 7th respectively. Shitov Andrey (Rus), who didn't compete in the Rollerclub Cup this year, lost 10 places and is out from the TOP-20.

 

Freestyle Women : No change in the top 6 for the women's ranking this month. Su Fei Qian (Chn) is still on the top of the world ranking. The best up this month is for Bogdanova Sofia (Rus) who, thanks to her good results in the Rollerclub Cup, won 22 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 15. Semenikhina Olga (Rus) lost 4 places and is down to the 11th place. Feng Hui (Chn) won 2 places and is up to the 8 place.

 

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New video : SEBA TEAM CHINA

 

 

Here is the new video by Anthony Finocchiaro, presents the SEBA Team China, featuring Feng Hui, Guo Fang, Lan Wang Heng & Ye Hao Qin.

 

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New video : Battle XMasters 2014

 

The new video of the Battle XMasters by Michał Sulinowski is online !!!

 

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Rollerclub Cup 2014

 

 

The russian main event was held in Moscow, on July 25-27. The Rollerclub Cup included all the disciplines : speed slalom, battle and also classic and slides…

 

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Anson Chan : "I am happy to see that slalom skating is starting to grow in HK…"

 

 

 

2013 season was very impressive for Anson Chan. He wrote a new page in the history of roller sports in HongKong. Anson is the first HK skater who won medals in the Chinese National Championship and in the World Freestyle Skating Championships...

 

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Igor Cheremetieff : "I’m a judge now but I’m far from having stopped skating…"

 

 

 

Igor is an iconic figure for the skating community. He inspires skaters all over the world with his performances. This year he decided to put an end to his sports career. Here is an interview with the newly retired freestyler...

 

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INTERVIEW w/ Bogdanova Sofia

 

 

 

The interview with young and talanted slalomer from Russia - Bogdanova Sofia.

 

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The official video of the PSWC 2014

 

 

 

Here is the official video of the 12th edition of the Paris Slalom World Cup by Cezary Powierza. The best moments of the event which was held on the Trocadero on May 30th - June 1st.

 

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The Rollerсlub Cup History

Created in 2006, the Battle-Slalom rules became the most popular category in the slalom world. The first Battle in Russia was held In Moscow, in 2007...

 

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Battle Warsaw 2014

 

 

 

 

The 7th edition of the biggest freestyle slalom competition in Poland, Battle Warsaw 2014, was held on 11-13 July 2014. During these days the best skaters from all around Europe were competing in 5 disciplines…

 

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June World Ranking

Freestyle Men : No change this month in the top 20. Yu Jin Seong (Kor) is still the world number one. Gonzalo Cobo (Arg) is up to the 26th place (+5). Ricardo Batiz (Mex), thanks to his double victory in the Slalom Fest, won 24 places and is up to the 31 place. 

 

Freestyle Women : No change this month in the top 20 for women as well. Su Fei Qian (Chn) is still on the top of the world ranking. The best up this month is for Chloe Arbona (Fra) who won 22 places and is up to the rank # 31 after her good results in Désaxé World Ride and French Championships.

 

Speed Men : The best up this month is for Matteo Allegrini (Ita) who won 6 places and is up to the 6th place. Because of what Aleksey Tsokolov (Rus)Andrey Shitov (Rus)Romain Lebois (Fra)Alessandro Brambilla (Ita)Yu Jin Seong (Kor) and Wu Dong Yan (Kor) lost 1 place and are down to the rank 7th to 12th respectively. Lorenzo Guslandi (Ita) is up to the 14th place (+4). Jimmy Fort (Fra) lost 2 places and is down to the 19th place.

 

Speed Women : No big change this month in the top 20. The best up is for Elena Moretto (Ita) who enters the top 20 at the 19th place (+10). Maryna Boiko (Ukr) lost 1 place and is down to the 20th place.

 

Freestyle Slides Men : No change this month in the top 10.

 

Freestyle Slides Women : No change this month in the top 10.

 

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Désaxé World Ride

 

 

 

 

 

The fifth edition of the Désaxé World Ride took place in Grenoble, France, on 27-29 June 2014. The competition included Classic, Battle and Speed Slalom...

 

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Kim Sung Jin : "I am looking for a new way to perform my skating…"

 

He does not need any introduction. He is an idol for many, if not for all the skaters. Kim Sung Jin came to Paris during the Paris Slalom World Cup to meet and support the participants. Here is a short interview with the King ot the Freestyle...

 

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SLALOM FEST 2014

 

 

The 3rd edition of the Slalom Fest was held in Mexico DF on 21 and 22 June 2014. Skaters from Mexico and Argentina were competing in the first Mexican two-cones event…

 

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Yu Jin Seong : "Follow your dreams! You can succeed!"

 

It seems that 2014 season turned out to be good for YJS. After a brilliant victory in the freestyle classic contest in Paris Slalom World Cup, he reached the first place in the world ranking…

 

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May World Ranking

The World Ranking of May is out ! There are a lot of changes after PSWC competition ! We have a new world number one in the Freestyle Slalom Men's ranking !

 

Freestyle Men : Yu Jin Seong (Kor) reaches for the first time in his career the top of the world ranking, thanks to his victory in PSWC ! After Kim Sung Jin, Yu Jin Seong is the second korean skater  to reach the top of the male ranking in the world ranking history. Romain Lebois (Fra) came down to the second place after 1 month only of being back on the top. After his victory in the PSWC, Zhang Hao (Chn) won 6 places and is up to the 3rd place. Lee Choong Goon (Kor) loses 3 places and is down to the 6th place. Michal Sulinowski (Pol) and Alexandre Claris (Fra) are up to the 4th and 5th places respectively. Ye Hao Qin (Chn) lost 5 places and is down to the 9th place. Guo Fang (Chn) won 1 place and is back to the TOP-10. Dawid Jaworski (Pol) won 3 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 18. The best up this month is for Sawangsri Kanchanok (Tha), who won 16 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 19.

 

Freestyle Women : Feng Hui (Chn) lost 6 places this month and is down to the 10th place letting Maryna Boiko (Ukr) go up to the 4th place. Zoé Granjon (Fra) is back to the TOP-5. Camilla Morbidoni (ita), thanks to her good results in the PSWC, won 4 places and is up to the 11th place.  Justyna Czapla (Pol) won 4 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 17. Federica De Sensi (Ita), thanks to her good results on the PSWC, won 4 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 19. 

 

Speed Men : The best up this month is for Savio Brivio (Ita) who won 8 places and is up to the 3rd place! Lan Wang Heng (Chn), who didn't compete in the PSWC this year, lost 12 places and is down from 3rd place to the 15th. Alexandre Claris (Fra) is up to the 4th place (+1). Diego De Araujo (Bra) lost 1 place and is down to the 5th place.  Matteo Allegrini (Ita) won 6 places and is up to the 12th place. Jimmy Fort (Fra), thanks to his good result in the PSWC, won 5 places and is up to the 17th place. Lorenzo Guslandi (Ita) is down to the 11th place (-1). After his victory in the PSWC, Yohan Fort (Fra), won 7 places and came back to the TOP-20.

 

Speed Women : The best up this month is for Chiara Puricelli (Ita) who won 19 places and entered TOP-20 at the rank # 17 after her second place in the PSWC. Klaudia Hartmanis (Pol) won 2 places and is up to the 3rd place letting Granjon Zoe (Fra) go down to the 4th place. Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) is up to the 5th place. Lily Granjon (Fra) lost 2 places and is out of the TOP-5.  Chiara Lualdi (Ita) won two places and is up to the 9th place. Tiffany Derisbourg (Fra), after the PSWC victory, won 4 places and is up to the 11th place. Tiphaine Bourbon (Fra) entered TOP-20 at the rank #20.

 

Freestyle Slides Men : Shirobokov Denis (Rus) loses 3 places and is down to the 7th place letting Zeng You Xing (Chn) and Carlos Nelson (Esp) go up to the 4th and 5th places respectively. Martsenyuk Victor (Ukr), thanks to his good results in PSWC, won 4 places and is up to the 6th place. 

 

Freestyle Slides Women : Prucnal Angelika (Pol) lost 5 places and is down to the 8th place letting Li Liudmila (Rus) go up to the 3rd place. Liu Wan (Chn) won 3 places and is up to the 4th place. Lubianaia Anna (Rus) is up to the 5th place (+3). Dubishcheva Mariya (Rus) won 2 places and entered TOP-10 at the rank # 9. After her good result in the PSWC, Lim Carlyle (Mas) won 4 places and entered TOP-10 at the rank # 10.

 

Check out the full rankings here.

 

ROLLERCUP MONZA 2014

 

Rollercup Monza took place in Italy, 14-15 June 2014, as part of the Sports Festival organized by USSMB in its 39th edition. Unfortunately, the skating conditions were very hard because of the weather. However, skaters didn't give up and did their best to get the victory...

 

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2014 PARIS SLALOM WORLD CUP

DAY 3 - FREESTYLE BATTLE

 

After two days of competition with Classic (see CLASSIC REPORT here), Speed (see SPEED REPORT here), slides and jumps, the 2014 edition of the PSWC finishes with Battle on Sunday...

 

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2014 PARIS SLALOM WORLD CUP

DAY 2 - SPEED SLALOM

 

After a brilliant kick-off with the Classic competition of Friday (see CLASSIC REPORT here), the 2014 edition of the PSWC continues with that of Speed Slalom as soon as 8AM on Saturday...

 

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2014 PARIS SLALOM WORLD CUP

DAY 1 - CLASSIC FREESTYLE

 

 

 

In keeping with tradition, the 2014 edition of the Paris Slalom World Cup took place on the last weekend of May at the Trocadéro, with the same timeless but none the less breathtaking view onto the Eiffel tower...

 

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Klaudia Hartmanis : "My best skating year so far..."

 

 

 

 

Polish Klaudia Hartmanis is the only Freestyler successfully playing on both fronts of freestyle and speed slalom, reaching place #3 in both rankings. She has been in both Top-5s for more than a year, proving that her double success has nothing to do with luck…

 

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Rennes sur Roulettes 2014

 

 

The 32nd edition of skate event "RENNES SUR ROULETTES" took place in Rennes, France, May 24-25. This big event included one of the local steps of the World Slalom Series as well as the speed skating and skate-cross world cups...

 

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April World Ranking

Freestyle Men :  Ye Hao Qin (Chn) lost 3 places this month and is down to the 4th place, letting Romain Lebois (Fra) come back to the top of the freestyle world ranking. Yu Jin Seong (Kor) is now on the 2nd place and Lee Choong Goon (Kor) is up to the 3rd place. The two brothers, Alexandr Timchenko (Rus) and Sergey Timchenko (Rus)  are up to the 7th and 8th places respectively. Zhang Hao (Chn) lost 2 places and is down to the 9th place.

 

Freestyle Women : No Big change this month, Komarchuk Ksenija (Ukr) is up to the 9th place (+1). Prucnal Angelika (Pol) lost 1 place and is down to the 10th place. Lysenko Kristina (Rus) won 3 places and is up to the 13th place. Morbidoni Camilla (Ita) enters the world's top 15 (+2).

 

Speed Men : The best up is for Wu Dong Yan (Tpe) who reach the world's top 12 (+37), thanks to his good result in Namwon main event. Tsokolov Aleksey (Rus) won 3 places and is up to the 6th place. Brambilla Alessandro (Ita) is up to the 9th place (+1). Yu Jin Seong (Kor) lost 4 places and is down to the 10th place.

 

Speed Women : The best up is for Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) who enters the top 10 at the 6th place (+16), with only 3 events. Granjon Zoe (Fra) won 2 places and is up to the 3rd place letting her sister, Granjon Lily (Fra)  and Hartmanis Klaudia (Pol) go down to the 4th and 5th places respectively. Czapla Ewelina (Pol) lost 3 places this month and is down to the 9th place. Prucnal Angelika (Pol) is down to the 10th place (-1).

 

Freestyle Slides Men : No change this month in the top 10.

 

Freestyle Slides Women : Lim Carlyle (Mas) lost 4 places and is the down to the 14th place, letting Davydova Irina (Rus) go up to the 10th place (+1). Dubishcheva Mariya (Ukr)Kombarova Tatyana (Rus) and Korolyova Yulia (Rus) are up to the 11th, 12th and 13th places respectively.

 

Check out the full rankings here.

Freestyle Slalom Masters 2014

 

 

 

The Freestyle Slalom Masters 2014 took place on April 30th, in Beijing, China. This time the best riders of the world were selected to compete on Freestyle Classic and not in Battle as the previous three years...

 

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Alexandre Claris : "Whatever goes down must come up"

 

 

 


French Alexandre Claris is an all-rounder, threatening the Top-5s as much in Freestyle as in Speed Slalom. Last season he had succeeded in an impressive double climbing up going from World #13 to #5 in Freestyle and from World #12 to #2 in Speed. 2013 promised to be tricky with two simultaneous fights in order to keep both his positions...

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Lan Wang Heng :
"Speed slalom is more exciting and more intuitive"

 

 

 

 

Chinese Lan Wang Heng hadn't been spotted in a Top-5 for a while, until last May when he reappeared in the surroundings, hitting rank #9 of the Speed Slalom World Ranking. Two months later he gained one place, and then directly reached rank #4 in August...

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Barbara Bossi : "Yes, I fought"

 

 

 

 

 

After a 2012 season full of doubts during which she lost the lead of the world ranking of speed slalom, which she had managed to keep for 22 months in a row, Italian Barbara Bossi bounced back and fought to get the throne back, an objective she reached last September, after a whole year of World #2...

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Michał Sulinowski : "A vision of my slalom in my mind"

 

 

 

 

 

After last year's impressive catch up at the World Ranking, going from #41 (Jan.12) to #3 (Jan.13), Polish Michał Sulinowski is still running on that same ascending road, confirming his place in the world's Top-3...

 

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Cristina Rotunno : "It went wrong"

 

 

After a whole year of World #1 at the Speed Slalom World Ranking, from September 2012 to September 2013, Cristina Rotunno is destitute from the throne by the very one she had ousted after a 22-month reign, her team mate Barbara Bossi. With a Best-4 of 1147, she is only 143 points away from the top... 

 

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Kristina Lysenko : "I worked hard for it"

 

 

Kristina Lysenko was #9 at last season's final ranking. She hits place #3 for one month (Feb.13) before disappearing from the Top-10 for three months...finishing the 2013 season at the World's #4 place...

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Guo Fang : "Stability is what I am the most concerned about"

 

 


Chinese Guo Fang has been climbing back up the Speed Slalom World Ranking for more than a year now, especially after having seized back the 2012 World Title at Lishui after two years of French domination (Yohan Fort: 2010, 2011), a gold medal he added to his 2008 and 2009 Speed Slalom World Titles.

 

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Ewelina Czapla : "I try to be a varied skater"

 

 



Ewelina Czapla
spends half of the year in the Top-3 of Speed Slalom, with six months in a row at the #3 place from April to September, ...she finishes the year at the World's #5 place, consequently improving her ranking of last year (Dec.12: #8) and still hanging on to the Top-5. 

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Simone Nai Oleari : "I was in an ascending phase during the whole season"

 

 

 

Italian Simone Nai Oleari spent 17 months leading the Speed Slalom World Ranking so far, having reached place #1 in August 2012. After an impressive 2012 year, he improves his overall season performance in 2013 with a perfect Best-4 of 1300 points...

 

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Su Fei Qian : "Skating is not only a dream, it's also my best friend and my whole life"



Double winner in Battle and Classic at Shanghai Slalom Open, Classic winner in Lishui, she is above all the double winner of the Worlds, in Classic for the second year in a row and in Battle for the third year in a row...

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The birth of the Colombia Slalom Series

 

 

A few years ago in the North of South America, between two oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific, in a Country where skating is one of the national sports, began the dream of spreading Freestyle Slalom in Colombia... Read More

February World Ranking

Freestyle Men : Michal Sulinowski (Pol) lost 2 places this month and is down to the 5th place, letting Yu Jin Seong (Kor) reach the world's 3rd place and Lee Choong Goon (Kor) is now on the 4th place. Alexander Timchenko (Rus) is up to the 8th place just in front of his brother and Teddy Thierry (Fra) enters the top 20 at the rank #18 (+5).
For the first time since the World Ranking was created, Igor Cheremetieff (Fra) is out of the top 20 (#22).

 

Freestyle Women : This month, the best up is for Ksenia Dubinchik (Rus) who enters the top 20 at the 18th place (+6). A.Prucnal (Pol) is up to the 9th place (+1), Wang Ding Yu Xin (Chn) is up to the 13th place (+1) and C.Morbidoni (Ita) is up to the 17th place (+1).

 

Speed Men : The best ups are for 2 italian skaters this months, first Alessandro Brambilla reach the world's top 10 (+34) for the first time in his career, and second, Savio Brivio is up back to the 11th place (+41), they were both in the final of the Inline Games in Hannover. Federico Morrone (Ita) enters the world's top 20 at the 19th place.(+16)

 

Speed Women : Lily Granjon (Fra) enters the world's top 3 for the first time of her young career after her victory in Hannover over the world leader B.Bossi (Ita). K.Hartmanis is pushed down to the 4th place. F. De Sensi (Ita) is up to the 11th place (+6).

 

Freestyle Slides : No change this month in the top 10.

 

Check out the full rankings here.

Yu Jin Seong : "I fulfilled my dream"

 

Yu Jin Seong is not much of a Battle guy. Classic style is his thing: winner of the Slalom Opens of Shanghai and Lishui this year, he got the silver medal at the World Championships behind his team mate Lee Choong Goon… despite a broken arm!

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