The Kia World Extreme Games 2015 from Shanghai, marked one other profitable yr of world class motion from the world’s finest athletes.
Kia World Extreme Games delivered on so many ranges because the occasion opened on the Oriental Pearl Tower and concluded eight days later at Jiangwan Stadium. New venues, new programs and new expertise have been all a part of the occasion’s success because it expanded to eight days in three venues with greater than 75,000 followers in attendance. The occasion noticed a number of ‘firsts’ within the occasion historical past with skateboarder Alana Smith turning into the primary feminine to compete alongside the boys in Mini Mega, first time the occasion has moved downtown the place Vert competitors happened in entrance of the Oriental Pearl Tower and the occasion welcomed the debut of the Asian Skate Street Invitational opening doorways to expertise from Asian nations.
The success of the occasion continues the work of worldwide sports activities advertising company, World Sport Group, who’re proud to introduce new sponsors; becoming a member of Kia, from China’s main on-line buying portal Yixun, a part of Tencent, to Nexen Tyres, DC Shoes and GoPro.
In addition to all of the content material on SMG’s G Sports Channel and CCTV5 in China, Kia World Extreme Games 2015 shall be televised on FOX Sports in Asia and globally to greater than 136 nations and territories. More than 1,000 hours of content material together with dwell protection and highlights shall be distributed in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America.
New to the occasion this yr was the KIC Plaza venue used for the road competitors with new parts constructed into present constructions. The addition attracted the highest road skaters from everywhere in the world to compete
This yr, along with the Asian Action Sports Federation and the Kia World Extreme Games occasion organizers, 30 road skate boarders have been invited from 11 totally different nations in Asia to compete within the first Asian Skate Street Invitational to attempt for an opportunity to compete alongside road professionals that included world champion skater, Chris Cole, the brand new, younger expertise of Tom Asta and gold medalist from Brazil, Felipe Gustavo.
Twenty-seven medals have been awarded to athletes from 10 totally different nations together with Vince Byron (AUS) for each Mini Mega and Vert, Matt Ray (USA) for his first ever BMX Street gold, Firdaus Rahman (SIN) wining the inaugural Asian Skate Street Invitational competitors beating out Ryo Sejiri (JPN) and 13 yr previous Sanggoe Tanjung (INA). Mitchie Brusco (USA) within the Mini Mega was memorable as was the fierce competitors on the Street Skate competitors outdoors of Jiangwan Stadium, with Felipe Gustavo (BRA) holding lead towards Tom Asta (USA) and Jagger Eaton (USA) with memorable mentions for Chris Cole (USA) who was impressed by the course and followers. Pierre-Luc Gagnon (CAN) returned in 2015 to say Skateboard Vert gold, towards the backdrop of Oriental Pearl Tower, with Jono Schwan (USA) and Paul-Luc Ronchetti (UK) additionally on the rostrum. In velocity climbing, Sergei Luzhetskii (RUS) gained his first gold in a senior competitors in Men’s Speed Climbing sharing the rostrum with fellow countrymen, Stanislav Kokorin (RUS) and Sergei Sinitcyn (RUS). In Women’s Speed Climbing, Alina Gaidamakina (RUS) continued her domination of the game. Special mentions to Zack Warden (USA) and Mykel Larrin (USA) who and gained the followers’ admiration as did Simon Tabron (UK) and we noticed, on BMX Mini Mega, the now extensively seen Pat Laughlin ‘Bike to Bike’ trick. These and plenty of extra athlete went on to win extra medals within the the rest of the 2015 season, together with X Games, Street League and different competitions around the globe.