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.

 

Read the interview by rollersport.ru...

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.

 

Check out the full rankings here.

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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Ye Hao Qin : "This year might be my last year of competition"

 


Ye Hao Qin (Chn)
won the gold in Battle at the World Championships last year and renewed the feat in Taipei. Let's also mention that he is the current World Champion of Classic in the… Junior category...

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January World Ranking

With the new 4 cones event rules which started to be applied in January 2014, there are some main changes in the world rankings !

In Freestyle Men, Ye Hao Qin (Chn) reaches for the first time in his career the top of the world ranking ! After Guo Fang in 2009, Ye Hao Qin is he second chinese skater to reach the top of the male ranking in the world ranking history. Romain Lebois (Fra) is now on the second place only for 28 points, after a 18 months’ reign !

In Freestyle Women, as for the men’s category, Su Fei Qian (Chn) comes back on the top 20 months after losing the first place in May 2012. D.Kuznetsova (Rus) goes down to the second place.

In Speed Men, in a ranking still lead by S.Nai Oleari (Ita), Lan Wang Heng (Chn) is up to the 3rd place, just behind his teammate Guo Fang, letting D.De Araujo (Bra) down to the world’s 4th place.

In Speed Women, Barbara Bossi (Ita) is still on the top, the only change in the top five, is the down of K.Lysenko (Rus) to the 6th place, letting E.Czapla (Pol) and Z.Granjon (Fra) go up to the 4th and 5th place respectively.

No change in the slide’s world ranking this month.

Check the full lists here !

Dasha Kuznetsova : "18 months at the top and it's still incredible"

 



Russian Daria Kuznetsova investigated the #1 place of the World Ranking in July 2012 and never let go of it since then… Read More

2013 World Slalom Series Review



2013 is over and the time has come for the yearly season recap, going back onto the evolution of the World Slalom Series and the changes into the rankings of Freestyle Slalom, Speed Slalom and Slides...
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December World Ranking

Freestyle Men : Romain Lebois (Fra) finishes the 2013 year on the top of the freestyle world ranking, he is now on the top for 18 consecutive months, on the way to beat the record of Kim Sung Jin (Kor), with 22 consecutive months. The 2013 final world number #2 is Ye Hao Qin (Chn), who is getting very close from R.Lebois. Finally on the 3rd place after being 4th in November, Michal Sulinowski (Pol) is only few points behind Ye Hao Qin (Chn), and keep the same place as 2012. Yu Jin Seong (Kor), after coming up to the world's 2nd place in November, is down to the 4th place for the final 2013 ranking, with the same amount of points in top 5 events as Lee Choong Goon (Kor), but with a better total season points.

Freestyle Women : D.Kuznetsova (Rus), finishes 2013 season on the world's 1st place, and establishes a new record with 18 consecutive months on the top. Su Fei Qian (Chn), finishes 2013 on the world's second place, and Klaudia Hartmanis (Pol) is finally 3rd, passing M.Boiko (Ukr) who finishes 2013 on the world's 4th place.

 

Speed Men : No Big change this month, Simone Nai Oleari (Ita) keeps the world number #1 for the 17th consecutive month, still 8 months left to beat the record of T.Ferrari (Ita) of 24 months. Guo Fang (Chn) stays on the world's 2nd place, and D.DeAraujo (Bra) is keeping the final 2013 3rd place.


Speed Women : B.Bossi (Ita) finishes the 2013 season, on the world's 1st place, after being second in 2012, she takes the lead back to C.Rotunno (Ita) who stays at the world's second place. K.Hartmanis (Pol) keeps the 3rd place, same final ranking as 2012.

Slides : No big changes this month, Russians K.Ryazantsev and O.Fokina stay the world leaders.

 

Check the full rankings here

 

 

 

November World Ranking

 

Freestyle Men : Yu Jin Seong, world N.2 !
The best up this month is for Yu Jin Seong, the korean is up to the world's 2nd place for the first time in his career, taking the place from M.Sulinowski, who is down to the 4th place ! Zhang Hao (Chn) and K.Sawangsri (Tha) enter the world's top 10, and Liao Jie (Chn) and Zu Tian Le (Chn) enter the top 20 respectively at the rank #15 and #18.

Freestyle Women : Su Fei Qian (Chn) is back on the world's second place, with the same amount of WR points than D.Kuznetsova, still 1st but with less total points. Meng Yun (Chn) enters the world's top 10 at the 8th place.

 

Speed Men : Lan Wang Heng (Chn), thanks to his good results is entering the top 5 this month at the rank #4 (+3). Li Yu Chen (Chn) enters the top 20 at the rank #18 (+53). Jimmy Fort (Fra), is back in the top 20 (+5) at the rank #19.


Speed Women : In a ranking still lead by B.Bossi (Ita), the best up this month is for Meng Yun (Chn) who enters the world's top 10 at the rank #8 (+21). Liang Hsuan Min (Tpe) is coming very close from the top 10 at the 11th place (+13) and V.Pashkova (Rus) is entering the top 20 at the rank #18 (+5).

Slides Men : 2013 World Champion Huang Hai Yang (Chn), is up to the world's 2nd place (+31), just behind the still leader K.Ryazantsev (Rus). Zeng You Xing (Chn) is entering the world's top 5 at the 5th place (+25)

Slides Women :  Liu Wan (Chn) enters the world's top 10 at the rank #7 (+10). A.Prucnal (Pol) is now in the world's 3rd place (+2)

 

Check the full rankings here

 

 

WSSA 2014 RuleSet - Updates and Changes overview


On the four days following the World Championships of Freestyle Skating, the WSSA Technical Committee met in order to completely review the ruleset. Objective: a brand-new common ruleset for 2014 ! Read More...

Interview - Davide Piacentini



Davide Piacentini is the current World #144 at the Speed Slalom World Ranking. Another random fact about the Italian skater? He is none the less than the brand-new 2013 World Champion... Read More...

WFSC Day 3 - Freestyle Battle


The men’s category had 50 registered skaters while the women were 18. Out of the October WSSA World Ranking Top-20, 16 men and 14 women were present: A promising cast ! ... Read more...

WFSC Day 2 - Classic Freestyle

 


Day One of the World Championships of Freestyle Skating held in Taipei was dedicated to Speed Slalom and offered an overview of the forces involved for Classic, with the evening competition of Pair Freestyle. After such an introduction, let's make room for a more thorough look into Classic Freestyle performances with the following day... Read More