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
WFSC Day 1 - Speed Slalom & Pair Freestyle
The event lasted four days, with speed slalom and pair classic to start with on the first day, classic on the second day, battle on the third day, and slides on the morning of the fourth day in an outdoors park nearby. Read More..
Rollerclub Cup Moscow 2013
The biggest international contest of the World Slalom Series 2013 in Russia was held close to Moscow on October 25-27, thanks to Rollerclub and the Russian Federation of Roller Sports. Read More...
October World Ranking
The changes this month were mainly due to the results of Moscow's main event.
Freestyle Men : The Russians are going up !
The best up this month is for Timchenko brothers, who enter in the world's top 10 : Sergei Timchenko (Rus) is up to rank #8 (+8) and Alexander Timchenko (Rus) is up to rank #9 (+3). D.Shevarutin (Rus) wins 11 places to enter the world's top 20 at the 19th place.
Freestyle Women : In a ranking still lead by D.Kuznetsova (Rus), Maryna Boiko (Ukr) is back again at the world's 2nd place, and K.Hartmanis (Pol) at the world's rank#3.
Speed Women : Klaudia Hartmanis (Pol) enters the world's top 3 after her victory in Russia, K.Lysenko (Rus) is back in the top 5 at the rank#5 (+4).
Speed Men : No big change this month, the best up is for A.Shitov (Rus, +8) who is back in the world's top 10. A.Timchenko (Rus) enters the top 20 at the rank#16 (+7)
Slides Men : The best up this month is for Aleksey Martsenyuk (Ukr, +3) who is reaching the world's second place for the first time in his career.
Slides Women : The best up this month is for Liudmila Li (Rus) who enters the world's top 5 at the rank#4 (+4).
September World Ranking
Speed Women : Barbara Bossi (Ita) comes back on the world's first place ! Thanks to her victory in Busto Arsizio, she takes the crown back from C.Rotunno
(Ita). The other best up this month is for Lily Granjon (Fra), who enters the top 10 at the 7th place.
Freestyle Men : the best up this month is also for italy with Lorenzo Guslandi, who enters for the first time in his career in the world's top 10 at the 9th place (+6). Alexey Tsokolov (Rus) is back in the top 20 at the 18th place.
Freestyle Women : Su Fei Qian (Chn) comes back on the world's second place (+1), taking Maryna Boiko's place, who is now on the 3rd rank.
Speed Men : No big change this month, the best up is for M.Allegrini (Ita, +5) who takes the 13th place, his best result so far.
Slides : No changes this month in the world's top 10 men and women.
August World Ranking
This month, in the Freestyle Men's ranking, the best up is for Zhang Hao (Chn) who is back in the top 10 at the 9th place (+8). Ye Hao Qin (Chn) enters the
world's top 3.
In the Women's freestyle ranking, the best up is for Su Fei Qian (Chn) who is back in the top 3 by winning 7 places. Meng Yun (Chn) is back in the top 20. (+29).
In the speed slalom Men's ranking, Guo Fang (Chn) wins 1 place to reach the world's 2nd place, and the best up is for Andrey Shitov (Rus) who enters the top 10 at the 9th place (+9).
In the women's speed ranking, the best up is for Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) who comes back in the top 5 (+19), and Liang Hsuan Min (Tpe) enters the top 10. (+24).
Denis Shirobokov (Rus) is up on the world's second place in the slide men's category, and Margaryta Boiko (Ukr) is up to the top 3 (+2) in the women's slide ranking.
The full rankings are available here
Shanghai Slalom Open - Day 3
Zhang Hao (Chn) & Su Fai Qian (Chn) : the last survivors of the Battle ! Read the full report
Shanghai Slalom Open - Day 2
Yu Jin Seong (Kor), Su Fei Qian (Chn), Wang Tzu Chien (Chn), and Lan Wang Heng (Chn) got their first victory in an international competition this season. Read the full report
Shanghai Slalom Open - Day 1
6:30AM. Appointment in the lobby of the hotel to get on one of the three coaches that will drive us to the Bund, facing the Pearl Tower, to attend the opening ceremony at 7:30AM followed by the kick-off of the event: Pair classic... Read More
July World Ranking
Many changes this month in the tops 20 !!
In the men category, Andrei Shitov (Rus) is back in the top 20 in speed slalom (#18, +21) and freestyle slalom (#15, +25) thanks to his good results at the Europe Championships. Timchenko Brothers (Rus), enter the freestyle's top 20, Alexander taking the 12th place and Sergei the world's 18th place. Diego De Araujo (Bra) is now world n.2, after his very good results in Warsaw and Senigallia in July. A.Tsokolov (Rus) enters the top 20 at the rank #14 (+28) and the best up is for M.Allegrini (Ita) who enters the top at the 16th place (+32).
In the women category, M.Boiko (Ukr) is back on the 2nd place of the freestyle ranking, taking the place of K.Hartmanis (Pol). O.Semenikhina (Rus), continues to go up and is now on the 4th place, at only one step of the world's podium. K.Komarchuk (Ukr, +3) enters the world's top 10, thanks to her good results in Warsaw. Camilla Morbidoni (Ita) enters the top 20 at the 18th place (+6).
In speed slalom, the best up is for F.De Sensi (Ita) who enters the top 20 at the 15th place ! while Lily Granjon (Fra) is up to the top 10 !
EFSC 2013 - Battle - D.Kuznetsova and R.Lebois confirmed with the battle title !!
For the last day of the European Championships, was scheduled the battle women and men's finals... Read more...
EFSC 2013 - Speed Slalom : Italy dominates Europe !!
The second day of the European Freestyle Skating Championships was dedicated to Speed Slalom. Warsaw 2013 broke the record of participation to the speed slalom contest with 101 competitors (95 in Paris in 2010)... Read More
EFSC 2013 - D.Kuznetsova and R.Lebois keep their european titles in Classic Freestyle
The 5th European Freestyle Skating Championships started on friday, July 12th, with Freestyle Classic, men and women.
In the Men category, all the Europeans of the world top 20 showed up, except M.Sloboda (#7, Ger) and the competition was the highest level ever.
Europe Championships - Warsaw 2013 - Preview
After the Inline Games of Berlin last year, it is the turn of Poland to host the Continental Competition, at the occasion of the 6th edition of Battle Warsaw, in mid-July. It will be held in the BGZ Arena, a huge velodrome close to the city center.
More than 40 women and 70 men representing 15 countries have already registered to take part in this year's European Championships. Hi Five to the handful of men and women who have enlisted for the four disciplines, Freestyle Classic, Freestyle Battle, Speed Slalom and Slides.
The Paris Slalom World Cup 2013 is one of the most important freestyle slalom event in the world. The competition is held every year since 2003 at the end of May, in Paris, France, on the famous Trocadero, in front of the Eiffel tower. In 2013, it gathered around 140 competitors, coming from 16 countries. The best skaters of the world come to this event as they all want to add a prestigious victory in Paris on their records ! Here is the video of the best moments…
May World Ranking
The World Ranking of May is out ! This month, the ranking changed a little after PSWC competition.
In the Freestyle Slalom Men's ranking Ye Hao Qin (Chn) is going up to the top 5 at the 4th place, and Carlos Nelson (Esp) made the best up in the top 20 reaching the 14th place.
In the Freestyle Slalom Women's ranking, the best up this month is for Feng Hui (Chn), who gained 14 places up to the 6th place. D.Kuznetsova (Rus) is still the number #1, for only 19 points in front of K.Hartmanis (Pol).
In the Speed Slalom Men's ranking, Lan Wang Heng (Chn) comes back in the top 10, thanks to his podium in Paris, and Savio Brivio (Ita) is down to the 13th place. The good operation is for Diego De Araujo (Bra) who is at the door of the top 5 at the 6th place this month.
In the Speed Slalom Women's ranking, the good performance of Zoé Granjon (Fra) in Paris made her reach the world's top 5 !
In Freestyle Slides, Zhao Zhen Hua (Chn) is back on the world's second place just behind the leader K.Ryazantsev (Rus), and Boris Rozbroj (Fra) enters the world's top 3. The full ranking is available here.
5th Europe Freestyle Skating Championships, Warsaw, Poland
The 5th WSSA Europe Freestyle Skating Championships will be held in Warsaw, Poland on July 12-14th, 2013. The registration is already open for all the disciplines : Speed Slalom, Freestyle Battle, Freestyle Classic, Freestyle Slides ! Don't wait to register, as the places to enter the different categories are limited. Check the Website here.
Interview - Jon Larrucea
Things have changed since our last interview one year ago! At the time, Jon Larrucea had reached the world's Top-3 (Jan.12), thanks to a hold-up at the 2011 European Championships (two titles) amongst other feats. At the time yet, he was saying that he felt he still had a great scope of progression ahead… Read More
PSWC 2013 - Battle & Slides
The whole Sunday was destined to BATTLE. Both categories were crowded: Four stages, starting with a first round made of 6 groups for the
women and 8 for the men... preceded by qualification rounds for the non-ranked freestylers...
PSWC 2013 - Speed Slalom
Most of the SPEED SLALOM COMPETITION took place on Saturday morning-ish, the Men's and Women's categories alternating at each round.
A slight weather improvement with a timid sun on the Trocadéro, hiding from time to time behind a bulky cloud, before making a fleeting appearance and disappearing again. At least the rain has gone away.... until it's back!... Read more
PSWC 2013 - Classic Freestyle
The 11th edition of the Paris Slalom World Cup started took place on May 24-26 with a heavy rain that crashed the party. Despite the tents and the volunteers' work, the cone lines were entirely wet... Read more
PSWC 2013 : Video Teaser
Here is a video presenting the next European main event which will be held on 24-26 May, the Paris Slalom World Cup 2013 !
Link to the video and to the event's information.
Dasha Kuznetsova :
"Working one's wheels to the hub pays off"
Dasha Kuznetsova (Rus) reached the world's #1 place last July and has hold on to it since then. With amongst other wins, national and European titles in both Battle and Classic, as well as a silver medal at the World's in Classic outclassed in the Senior category, the young Russian scores the maximum points at her Best 4 this season. She seems unstoppable... Read More
April World Ranking
Zhang Hao and Guan Yu Xiang,
Battle Masters 2013 !
The Battle Master's title stays in Chinese's hands ! After the victory of Ye Hao Qin and Su Fei Qian in 2012, their young compatriots imitated them and got the gold medal this year. The level was very high this year, the highest ever, but the conditions were quite difficult... read more