WFSC 2016, Day 4 : Freestyle Slides and Free Jump
The last day of the World Freestyle Skating Championships 2016 was dedicated to Freestyle Slides and Free Jump disciplines. Thailand received the first gold medal ever! China won one more gold and the two last gold medals of this championships went to France.
Freestyle Slides Men : Huang Hai Yang is the World Champion for the 4th year in a row!
Chinese Huang Hai Yang stayed unbeaten for the fourth world championships in a row, he won the big final and brought another gold medal to China. The bronze medalist of last year, Rompho Chawis (Tha) improved his results this time and received the silver medal. The Vice-World Champion 2015, Senarat Phuri, also from Thailand, finished on the third step of the podium, winning the bronze. Guan Wenhui (Chn) performed his best results ever, finishing fourth in the big final.
Freestyle Slides Women : Chinupun Nichakan brought the first gold medal ever to Thailand.
Chinupun Nichakan (Tha) perfomed her very best result, winning the big women's final and receiving the very first gold medal for Thailand! The World Champion 2012, Olga Fokina (Rus) improved her last year's result, when she was fifth, and became the Vice-World Champion this year. The newcomer from China, Guan Ying Ging made a great start, taking the third place of the big final and winning the bronze medal of this championships. The four time Vice-World Champion (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011) Natalia Krykova (Rus) finished fourth this year.
Free Jump Men : 100% French podium of the Men's Free Jump discipline!
Thomas Rataud (Fra) confirmed his World Champion title and won the gold medal for the third year in a row. His team mate, Florian Petitcollin (Fra) received the silver medal of his very first world championship. Another French skater, Herve Guillou finished third, winning bronze.
Free Jump Women : Maëliss Conan is the World Champion for the third year in a row.
Maëliss Conan (Fra) stayed the strongest skater for one more year, winning her third world championships gold medal in a row! Marina Oliveras Argibay (Esp), who was only 6th last year, received the silver medal of this championships. Aurianne Daries (Fra) finished third, winning bronze.
China stayed the strongest team of this world championship, winning 6 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Polina Semenova for WorldSlalomSeries.com
Special thanks for the information and details to Alexandre Lebrun - rollerenligne.com
Photos by Alexandre Lebrun