The official park terrain skateboarding world title race comes to a head on September 23 in the world-famous Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai, China at the 2017 Vans Park Series (VPS) World Championships. The VPS World Championships will match skateboarding’s elite pros against select continental champions to present the greatest showcase of men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding talent the world has ever seen in a custom designed and purpose-built, VPS-certified park terrain competition course.
For the first time ever, the VPS World Championships pro field, determined by the cumulative results of five exclusive men’s VPS Pro Tour global qualifiers and a single women’s global qualifier event across a thrilling competitive season spanning five countries and six months, will meet an open field of select VPS Continental Champions in Shanghai, bringing together the world’s best skateboarders for a final showdown event to crown the official men’s and women’s VPS World Champions of Park Terrain Skateboarding and establish next year’s elite VPS Pro Tour class.
Another milestone in the global competitive sport organization of park terrain skateboarding occurred in Singapore this past weekend with the official crowning of the world’s first VPS Asia Continental Champions, Kensuke Sasaoka (JPN) and Kihana Ogawa (JPN) to conclude the final 2017 VPS World Championships qualifier event. Both Sasaoka and Ogawa secure their tickets to compete with the pros in Shanghai, representing for their region alongside fellow continental champions in the single, winner-take-all world title contest and their chance to earn a coveted spot on next year’s VPS Pro Tour circuit.
The official 2017 VPS World Championships of park terrain skateboarding will be broadcast live from Shanghai on RED BULL TV and vansparkseries.com on September 23. To see the full list of 2017 results and information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit Vans Park Series online.
VANS PARK SERIES 2017 ASIA CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Kensuke Sasaoka (JPN)
2. Akira Tanaka (JPN)
3. Makoto Nishikawa (JPN)
1. Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
2. Sky Brown (JPN)
3. Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
VANS PARK SERIES 2017 MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
Bowman Hansen (NZL)
Rune Gliberg (DNK)
Patrick Ryan (USA)
Kensuke Sasaoka (JPN)
VANS PARK SERIES 2017 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
Amelia Brodka (POL)
Dora Varella (BRA)
Kihana Ogawa (JPN)
VANS PARK SERIES 2017 WORLD TOUR
Broadcasted Live in English, Portuguese, and Mandarin
Huntington Beach, USA
Serra Negra, Brazil**
Huntington Beach, USA
*Broadcasted live on RED BULL TV