Jimmy Wilkins Defends Title to Win Vert Skateboarding World Championships
Nyjah Huston, Luan Oliveira and Yoshi Tanenbaum Land on Top in Friday’s Street Qualifiers, Saturday Finals will Air Live via Webcast and on SuperSport
(Kimberley, South Africa – October 9, 2015) – The Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup moved into day two with the Rider Cup Team Championships, the qualifiers for Saturday’s Street World Championships and the Vert World Championships. Jimmy Wilkins defended his title as the Vert World Champion, earning him $35,000 cash. Mitchie Brusco placed second and Pierre Luc Gagnon finished third. The Street World Championships will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT and broadcast live via SuperSport in 49 countries and webcast on www.kimberleydiamondcup.com.
The Skateboarding World Championships are sanctioned by the World Skateboarding Federation, a governing body for skateboarding. WSF provided financial assistance to over 50 skaters to help them pay for travel expenses to South Africa.
Vert World Championships results:
- Jimmy Wilkins (Columbus, Ohio – USA)
- MItchie Brusco (Kirkland, Washington – USA)
- Pierre Luc Gagnon (Carlsbad, California – USA)
- Paul Luc Ronchetti (United Kingdom)
- Jono Schwan (Colorado Springs, Colorado- USA)
- Marcelo Bastos (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Moto Shibata (Osaka, Japan)
- Rony Gomes (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Andy Macdonald (San Diego, California – USA)
- Sam Beckett (Norfolk, England)
- Alex Perelson (San Diego, California – USA)
- Elliot Sloan (New York, NY)
Street Qualifier results:
- Luan Oliveira (Brazil)
- Nyjah Huston (USA – Huntington Beach, California)
- Yoshi Tanenbaum (USA – Silver Spring, Maryland)
- Chase Webb (USA – Murrieta, California)
- JS Lapierre (Canada)
- Vincent Milou (France)
- Jost Arens (Germany)
- Tommy Fynn (Australia)
- Dlamini Dlamini (South Africa)
- Tyson Bowerbank (USA – Salt Lake)
- Gustavo Servin (Mexico)
- TJ Rogers (Canada)
The Rider Cup Team Championships winning team: AKAM (R 10,000)
2015 Skateboarding World Championships Events Schedule
Saturday, October 10
South African Street Championships and Top Grom Championships (12-2 p.m. SAST*)
Street World Championships – finals (7-9 p.m. SAST*/10 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT/1-3 p.m. EDT) LIVE WEBCAST
*SAST is South Africa Standard Time. It is 9 hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time and 6 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.
The official events of the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup are the African Continental Championships, Women’s Street Championships, Vert World Championships, Street World Championships, Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships as well as four national championship events for South African skaters, including Girl’s Street Championships, Vert Championships, Street Championships and the Top Grom Championships.
The official hashtags of the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships are #worldskatechamps and #KDCskate. Check out the official event photostream at www.Flickr.com/photos/kimberleydiamondcup.
About Kimberley Diamond Cup
The World Skateboarding Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup is a partnership between South Africa’s Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix and Kumba Iron Ore. Located 300 miles southwest of Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley was the location of South Africa’s first diamond mine, thus its nickname, “The Diamond City.” For the latest news and information go to www.kimberleydiamondcup.com or follow KDC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP)
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is an international skateboarding event management company. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism while supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For the latest news and information on the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup and other upcoming World Skateboarding Grand Prix events, visit www.WorldSkateboarding.com.