Zhang Hao says goodbye to Barcelona with his second gold

July 14, 2019

The Chinese Zhang Hao, the great star of Inline Freestyle, has closed his participation in the World Roller Games 2019 revalidating the title of world champion in the Battle Slalom competition, in which Pau Bosch, fourth classified, has become the First Spanish finalist in this discipline. This is the second medal achieved by the Chinese skater in Barcelona, since previously he also achieved the gold in Classic Slalom.

Zhang Hao has not had the same impact throughout the competition as in the WRG of Nanjing 2017, when he won four gold medals. Despite this, with performances like the one on Sunday has left the audience speechless.

In the final round, Zhang Hao has overcome with his spectacular tricks Lorenzo Guslandi (Italy) and Artem Puzanov (Russia), who have been silver and bronze, respectively, and the Spanish Pau Bosch. The Valencian has received an unexpected mention of honour​ of the jury when the final classification has been revealed. "This is the best prize I could receive​ because I knew that the medal was going to be almost impossible," said the Valencian.

In the women's category, China's Qian Su Fei has also revalidated her Slalom Classic title. After her were the Japanese Mika Moritoki with a silver medal, the Belarusian Vasilisa Maslova, bronze medal and The Polish Justyna Czapla, who was fourth.

The Russians Gleb Velikanov and Sofia Bogdanova have been proclaimed world champions in the junior category. For the skater of only 13 years it is her second gold in Barcelona, ​​after the one she got in the Classic Slalom competition.


PHOTO: N. Olano/WRG

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