The World Championship of Vert in Skateboarding has crowned this Saturday the Frenchman Edouard Damestoy and the American Lyn Z Adams Pastrana as new kings of one of the eleven disciplines of the program of the World Roller Games of Barcelona. With their incredible performances, the two riders have transmitted their passion to the fans who have gathered at the Explanada de la Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc, who have enjoyed the spectacle of the new world champions and the rest of the participants.
Damestoy has totaled 91.20 points and has been imposed on Brazilians Rony Gomes da Silva Filho (90), silver, and Agusto Akio Takahashi (89.80), bronze, to claim the gold in the Vert event in the men's category. The French skater won this event at the World Roller Games dethroning the American Clay Kreiner.
For its part, the American Lyn Z Adams Pastrana, with 50.20 points, has won the gold medal, beating the Australian Ruby Trew (47) and the German Lilly Stoephasius (45.80), which have obtained the metals of silver and bronze, respectively. The Spanish Julia Benedetti has qualified in a creditable sixth place. Adams Pastrana is the second champion in Vert in the World Roller Games, in which the Australian Poppy Starr Olsen won in Nanjing 2017.
On Saturday, the WRG2019 have also lived the finals of various Downhill events: Street Luge Racing, with the victory of Alexandre Cerri Machado (Brasil), Inline Cross, where Sylvain Behr (France) has won in men and Claudia Massara (Italy) in women, and Skateboarding Time Trial, with triumph of Óscar Rodríguez (Spain) and Emily Pross (USA).
The semifinals of Roller Freestyle World Championship have decided the riders who will fight for gold on Sunday. The most outstanding riders have been the British Joe Atkinson in male category and the Spanish Mery Muñoz.
The big surprise of the day was the elimination of the triple world champion of Scooter Jordan Clark, who will not be able to defend his title in the final of the WS-ISA Scooter World Championship, which has passed with the best mark the American Chris Farris.
It is also worth mentioning the premiere of the Rink Hockey World Championships, in Vilanova and la Geltrú, and Inline Hockey, CEM Horta and CEM Mar Bella.
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