With its street origins and soon to be an Olympic sport at the 2020 Tokyo Games (as well as repeating in Paris 2024), skateboarding is still a way of life for young people to express themselves and create an identity. The world’s best street skateboarding specialists will be in action in the International Championship and the Vert stars in the World Championship that will take place during the World Roller Games.
Barcelona: Palau Sant Jordi
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July 2019
Men’s and Women’s
Street (BEO-Barcelona European Open)
Vert (World Championship)
The major international forces in skateboarding today are the USA, Australia and Brazil, in both the men’s and women’s categories. Some of the most outstanding international stars are North America’s Ryan Sheckler, Nyjah Huston, Stefan Janoski or Paul Rodriguez, all of whom are celebrities both in and out of this discipline.
Brazil’s Leticia Buffoni and Japan’s Aori Nishimura are also two of the leading figures among women. When it comes to Spain, Danny León, Daniel Lebrón or Andrea Benítez are some of the riders to keep an eye on. Many of them will be in Barcelona this summer.
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