During January, some of the Aussie Olympic hopefuls ventured out to Rio De Janeiro for the first ever SLS World Street Skateboarding Championships. Kat Williams, Hayley Wilson, Liv Lovelace held it down for the ladies. With Shane O’Neill, Tommy Fynn, Ryder Lawson and Brad Saunders holding it down for the Lads. TM’s Esther Godoy and Chris Middlebrook were in tow and despite all the injuries a great time was had by all!
The ladies event was one of the most exciting yet with some of the best women’s skateboarding in history going down. Hayley Wilson, despite injury, managed to score one of the highest scores in the ladies contest overall with a whopping 8.5 for a gap out to back boardy on the big rail, at which point only her and Leticia Bufoni were willing to hit. With the introduction of the Olympics resources for women’s skateboarding are at an all-time high, and as a result, progression is soaring, cannot wait to see how the next year and a half unfold before the big event, and the inevitable progression of women’s skateboarding as a result.
Kat Williams – Nosegrind – Photo: Esther Godoy
Rayssa Leal – Backside Lipslide – Photo: Esther Godoy
Keet Oldenbeuving – Crooks Grab – Photo: Esther Godoy
Aori Nishimura – Ollie Over – Photo: Esther Godoy
Mariah Duran – Front Feeble – Photo: Esther Godoy
Alexis Sablone – Kicky Over the Rail – Photo: Esther Godoy
Hayley Wilson – Five O – Photo: Esther Godoy
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