After three days of pure urban art, with a heavy heart, we have to say good-bye to the World Urban Games 2019. What we can hold onto, is the many great performances, the big fights and clashes, and the magic that came from the heart of the incredibly talented urban athletes.
There was a heated atmosphere at the men’s and women’s breaking battles. After the finals, Ami and Victor became the queen and the king of the dancefloor. Menno and Bumblebee secured their places at the podium behind Victor with their amazing tricks. While among women, Sunny and Logistx showed off their talent in their last battles, which made obvious they deserved the second and third places.
Freestyle was the first of the women’s parkour events where we witnessed the victory of Russian Aleksandra Shevchenko (24.50.). Right after her, the Czech Adela Merkova (22.00) and the Dutch Bo Zuijderwijk (20.50) got the highest points.
Stefanny Navarro completed the parkour track with the best time at the women’s speed-run final. After her we can find Aleksandra Shevchenko, while the bronze was taken by Australian Stephania Zitis.
Czech, Spanish and Ukrainian. This is the sequence of the flags on the podium in the parkour men’s speed event. Even though the final run times were very close, Matej Srovnal managed to win this competition with a final time of 21.92. On the second and third places we can find Alberto Gomez and Oleksandr Titarenko with only one thousandth of a second between them.
Evguenii Aroian achieved the highest score at the men’s freestyle parkour event. The Russian managed to overdo, among others, Krystian Kowalewski and Dimitris Kyrsanidis, who finished second and third.
The first final at the World Urban Games was held at the BMX and Roller freestyle Park, where the women’s roller freestylers competed. Misaki Katayama proved to be the best, besides her, Maria Munoz and Suzuka Hyoyama could step on the podium.
The men skaters amazed the spectators with many great moves, the final scores are the perfect testimony for that. Roman Abrate (92.00) finished on top of the podium, after him, Maxime Genaud (90.66) and Sem Croft (89.33) got their silver and bronze medals.
The first two places of flying disc freestyle were taken by those two American duos who also won their respecting qualification groups on Friday. Emma Kahle and Daniel O’Neill achieved the gold medal. Juliana Kurver and Ryan Young’s performance meant a silver medal for them, while the Italian couple, Eduardo Turri and Maxine Mittempergher could step on the podium with a bronze medal.
There was no surprise that the super-talented Hannah Roberts was crowned as best of the women’s BMX competition. Minato Oike, from Japan and the Colombian Liszurley Villegas Serna took the silver and bronze medals.
Brandon Loupos amazed everyone at Nagyvásártelep with a double backflip at the final run of men’s BMX. Martin Logan jumped to the second place at the last second and he overscore, with only 2 hundredth, the American Justin Dowell.
At the 3x3 basketball arena two champions were greeted. At the women’s competition Russia took the gold after winning the final against France by 16:13, while China finished third.
The men’s final was again a Russia-France clash, but this time the French proved to be the best. And Ukraine said good-bye to the World Urban Games 2019 with a bronze medal on their chest.
There were two demonstration sports at the festival, indoor rowing and laser run. Six challenges went down in indoor rowing, all with a different theme to attract as many spectators as possible.
In laser run we could catch many Hungarian professional pentathlonists putting out their hearts and shooting with great effectiveness. The family events were a real success as everyone enjoyed the best of this sport.