Singapore, 21 March 2020 – Having a brand new box or a flat-bar delivered at your local spot already heightens the average skater’s anxiety, what more if the whole park was upgraded?
Before anything else I’d like to give a special shout-out once more to the support and hard work of Singapore’s National Youth Council, the Singapore skateboarding community, The Asian Skateboarding Championships and Millennial Events for making the Singapore Skateboarding Championships possible! The stoke on everyone’s faces says it all.
March 14-15 wasn’t just another weekend of competition, socializing and bragging rights, it marked the formal opening day of a brand new Somerset Skatepark!
The comp hasn’t even started yet but you could tell from everyone’s practice sessions that they were definitely digging the new ramps! After 2 days of skateboarding starting from the qualifiers all the way to the Men’s Finals it was Firdaus Rahman’s power-runs that earned him first place while Johan’s big section hammers take 2nd and Singaporean wildcard Juvi settle for 3rd.
The women’s Division saw Nur Farah’s contest experience coming into play once again as she bags first place followed by Azyan Azman’s free-flowing techno style at 2nd and Tina Wan’s kickflip-rock earns a 3rd place finish.
Hands down to this compact but progressive skateboarding community for an amazing performance. Nowhere to go but up that’s for sure!
Now in case you missed last week’s action, just visit the Asian Skateboarding Championship Facebook page and catch the full event replay. Give it a follow or a share while you’re at it!
By now it’s safe to say that when the skateboarding community shows its caring and sharing side, support from agencies kick in and working hand in hand, project like this come to life.
Written and Photographed by Gab Sarmiento / @bluntmagazineph
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About Millennial Events
Millennial Events (ME) is the foremost operator of professional urban sports events in the region. With recent experience in China, Singapore and Japan, ME has helped elevate the brand experience for Vans, Adidas, Kia, Monster Energy, GoPro, DJI and Red Bull, some of the foremost brands in youth and urban sports culture. Alongside government agencies, ME is bringing communities together to help make their dreams come true. In 2020, some of these dreams are inspired by the Tokyo Olympic Games, where park and street terrain skateboarding, alongside freestyle BMX and surfing and sport climbing will make their debut.
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About Asian Skateboarding Championship for Street
In 2016, Asian Street Skateboarding Championship brought together young skaters from across Asia and gave them a platform to compete. It also gave brands and government agencies a glimpse of the sport at a sanctioned and competitive level, with federation supervision. In an Olympic year, the 2020 Asian Skateboarding Championships returns as a World Skate sanctioned contest, and an Olympic Qualifier, with expected entries from countries across the continent. For some, this is their only international platform. For others, it is an important step to Olympic qualification. http://www.worldskate.org/
About National Youth Council (NYC)
At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit. https://www.nyc.gov.sg
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