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...
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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!
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...
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...
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
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.
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)
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
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.