Urban Games 2004
Common was the place to be for the 6th annual Sprite Urban Games. It
proved to be a summer hot spot for freesport fans as thousands flocked to the
event to check out the amazing talents of world-class athletes.
skater Jussi Korhonen ruled the vert ramp for the whole weekend, leaving UKs Pete
King and Dave Allen to
take 2nd and 3rd place. The Street skate comps were led by
the Brit boys. Danny Wainwright led the action on Saturday and managed to beat Flynn
Trottman into 2nd place. On Sunday Darryl
Cashman pulled some awesome stunts during his flawless run including a
backside tailslide big spin out down the handrail to take first place from Ross
McGouran and Ben Raemers.
of the BMX disciplines contained high-energy action. The European King of Dirt
competition was won by Australian Ryan Guettler with Cory
Nastazio and the UK’s own Kye
Forte in 2nd and 3rd. A battle took place in the
BMX Vert High Air between the best talent from the UK and Canada. Jay
Miron and Mike Mullen won
joint 1st place for their 10.5ft high air. Josh Harrington proved his
consistent ability by taking 1st in the Street final on Saturday and
Sunday. Ryan Guettler continued
his prize-winning weekend for 2nd and Ben Wallace from England took 3rd place in both comps.
Vert ramp was the stage for fierce competition between Zach Shaw, Jay Miron and
Matt Fairbairn. This was the final placing after Zach’s no footed flare, which
drew a huge cheer from the crowd.
BMX Flatland competitions showcased the incredible talent of Frenchman Alex
Jumelin who won with Austrian Michael
Sommer in 2nd on both Saturday and Sunday.
Bold Dog team continued to amaze the crowds in the Nokia FMX zone. Riders
including Jamie Squibb, Dave Wiggins and Chris Birch could be seen across the
common, performing higher and faster stunts on the new ramp.
The B-Boy arena was a hive of activity for the whole event. The UK Freestyle Session was won by the local ‘One Motion’ crew who dominated the competition. The ‘Pokemon’ crew from France rocked the arena for the European Freestyle Session, with the Finnish ‘Flo-Mo’ crew in second place. On Sunday, Brahim and Rudolphe from the French ‘Pokemon’ crew won the 2 on 2 crown.
R E S U L T S T A B L E S
Photos coming soon!
Sprite Urban Games was supported by Vans, Nokia, Yoz, Xbox, Kiwi, Hip Hop Connection, Oxy and the European King of Dirt.
to Alison at Radiator PR for sending me this review.