Now That was An Insane VPS World Championship Event!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sakura Yosozumi ~ via Vans Park Series










Sakura Yosozumi ~ via Vans Park Series



Editors Note:  Well, our predictions were right on from yesterday - it was a full Japanese sweep on the podium today at the VPS World Championships.  And every spot was well earned. The ladies were stepping up their game and simply shredding, but it was Sakura who threw down an absolutely flawless run filled with back to back tricks to take the win. Watching Kokona battle it out with her was inspiring and Poppy Starr Olsen was pushing them hard as well, with a run that had her siting in third place until right near the end!  Mami is always fun to watch and did not dissapoint today either.


VPS Press Release below....

Salt Lake City, UTAH (September 7, 2019) – Done and dusted! The Vans Park Series World Championships ends the 2019 season with yet another incredible action-packed finale, crowning Sakura Yosozumi as your new 2019 Women's Vans Park Series World Champion! Energy was peaking from massive Salt Lake City crowds at the new, permanent Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark earlier today, as she swept everyone away with their heavy-hitting runs.


Barging


The women’s podium was fast and furious, Japanese skaters Sakura Yosozumi, Kokona Hiraki and Mami Tezuka surely made their country proud at today’s competition. VPS Women’s World Champion Sakura Yosozumi has been an obvious title contender, having won multiple events, and consistently advancing into finals at every tour stop she attends. Yosozumi’s trick selection continues to progress, and her clean execution of every run earned her the championship title today.

Mami Tezuka - Photo via Vans Park Series
Kokona Hiraki - Photo via Vans Park Series

 Not far behind in second place, 11-year-old Kokona Hiraki was constantly at Yosozumi’s coattails, showing hunger for the win, while style wunderkind Mami Tezuka was a crowd favorite, placing third.


2019 Women’s Pro Tour, Salt Lake City - Final Results

1st  Sakura Yosozumi
2nd Kokona Hiraki
3rd  Mami Tezuka

4th  Poppy Starr Olsen
5th  Kody Tamanha
6th  Grace Marhoefer
7th  Lizzie Armanto
8th  Kihana Ogawa

Full video recap below - worth the watch!!




The 2019 VPS Pro Tour has been a wild ride, spanning 5 countries in 5 months, and ending an unbelievable season in Salt Lake City to showcase the world’s best in park terrain skateboarding. The talent witnessed on this tour has been unmatched, with rising stars and seasoned park terrain experts coming together showcase the unique culture of skateboarding at its best. Looking ahead to next year, the 2020 class of Vans Park Series Select Pros has been determined by the Top 8 ranking skaters in each division. VPS looks forward to showcasing a new generation of park terrain talent next year!








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