Vert World Championships In Nanjing China - 2 USA Females Competing.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

USA's Hunter Long is set to compete at the Vert World Championships in China / Photo Ian Logan
USA's Ariana Carmona is set to compete at the Vert World Championships in China / Photo Ian Logan

This is the very first FIRS / IOC sanctioned event that involves skateboarding and we have two female skateboarders from the USA representing!  Hunter Long and Arianna Carmona will be heading off to Nanjing, China this weekend to compete at the Vert World Championships. Poppy Starr Olsen will be there competing for Australia, Amelia Brodka will be competing for Poland, and numerous other female skaters from countries around the world will attend as well. We are sure it will be quite the showdown, and the best part is, this comp has equal prize money for men and women!
Event Location:   Nanjing, China, Sports Lab, No.888, Yangtze River Avenue, Jianye District

Dates: September 6-9, 2017

The $40,000 Prize Purse is as follows / $20,000 for men and $20,000 for women

1st: $5,000
2nd: $3,000
3rd: $2,000
4th: $1,500
5th: $1,500
6th: $1,000
7th: $1,000
8th: $1,000
9th: $1,000
10th: $1,000
11th: $1,000
12th: $1,000

Contest Format is as follows:

Heats of eight
10 mins of warm-up between each Heat
Three runs, 30 seconds each, best counts

Top 12 Qualify for Finals
One Heat of 12
Four runs, 30 seconds each, best counts

Vert World Championships Press Release From FIRS

This communication will provide our international membership with important details about the Skateboarding World Championship held during the Nanjing Roller Games.

The first-ever World Championship titles awarded by FIRS for Skateboarding will be for the discipline of Vert Skateboarding (halfpipe). At the exact location where skateboarding debuted in Nanjing as a part of the SportsLab during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, a full-size vert ramp will be set up to serve as the “field of play.” The massive structure is 21m wide and 4.5m high, made from 22 tons of steel structure with a composite riding surface. This will be the stage for the best female and male vert skateboarders to contest the World Championships of Vert Skateboarding.

The event will unfold over a 4-day schedule beginning on Thursday the 7th of September. Registrations are available for 2 female and 2 male athletes from each member nation. In order to guarantee open and inclusive participation of riders around the world and field a comprehensive list of Vert’s elite athletes, FIRS will allocate Wildcards where needed.

More info on this event can be found in a previous GN4LW article  HERE

You can find more info on riders meetings, practice schedules and more over at The Boardr

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