The main teams that are set to make a difference in the alpine modality in the coming month of July during the World Roller Games of Barcelona have already staked their claim. Germany, Czech Republic and Spain dominated last weekend during the competition events of the Inline Alpine World Championships in Saitama, which are preceding the forthcoming world championships to be held as part of the WRG 2019.
The event in Japan served to set the stage for major European dominance in this modality, in which a total of six roller skaters monopolised the total of the eighteen medals at stake, thereby displaying their enormous potential.
The big winner in the women’s category was Germany’s Elea Börsig, who won all three gold medals: giant slalom, slalom and combined, while the remaining medals were won by Czech roller skaters. Barbora Procházková won the silver in the giant slalom and combined and had to settle for bronze in slalom, while her compatriot Gabriela Kudelaskova added a silver (slalom) and two bronzes (giant slalom and combined).
The victor in the men’s category was also from Germany. In this case, Jörg Bertsch comprehensively dominated with the three golds. The Czech Republic’s Jan Möller and Spain’s Sergio Méndez Pérez shared the remaining medals with similar great performances. Möller grabbed the silver in giant slalom and combined and added a bronze with his third position in slalom. Pérez, meanwhile, won silver in slalom and two bronzes in giant slalom and combined.