The long wait is over. The World Roller Games 2019 arrive on its opening day this Thursday, July 4th. Barcelona will host the Roller and Skateboarding World Championships until the 14th of July. The WRG2019 brings us eleven exciting days of competition in which the stars of the roller sports will fight for victory in their respective disciplines, as well as to offer a great show to the large public that is expected.
More than 4,000 athletes from 81 different countries will compete in a total of 128 sports events of 11 disciplines: Alpine, Artistic, Freestyle Roller, Downhill, Inline Freestyle, Inline Hockey, Rink Hockey, Roller Derby, Scooter, Speed and Skateboarding. 13 venues distributed in Barcelona and four Catalonian cities (Vilanova i la Geltrú, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Terrassa and Mollet del Vallès) will be the venues of this great international competition. All these figures give an idea of the magnitude of the WRG2019.
Although some tests of Artistic discipline have already started on Tuesday 2nd of July at Sant Jordi Club, and the junior competition was premiered on June 29th with the Inline Hockey and Rink Hockey Championships, the World Roller Games will kick-off on Thursday the 4th of July with the official opening ceremony at Palau Sant Jordi at 8:30 pm with the presence of authorities, athletes and members of the national delegations of the participating countries.
The next day, on July 5th, the competition gets fully underway with the premiere of four disciplines: Downhill, Skateboarding, Scooter and Roller Freestyle. The first one will be based in the Parc de Montjuïc - Passeig del Migdia, while the others will be held in the Palau Sant Jordi. In regards Skateboarding, the Vert competition will be held at Explanada de la Anella Olímpica.
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