Straight from the final hammer we are delighted to bring you photographer Alexey Lapin’s round-up of all the best skating from today’s awesome Simple Session 17 skate finals.
Although temperatures outside have dipped below minus two degrees over the course of the weekend, the intensity of the skating and the good vibes have continued day and night over a packed weekend schedule.
In a tense final, Japanese newcomer Yuto Horigome put in a faultless first run to become surprise leader going into the back 12 runs before on the last roll of the dice defending champion Aurélien Giraud pulled out a run the likes of which even he must have been surprised by in order to jump into first at the final buzzer. Drama!
So that made it:
- 1) Aurélien Giraud
- 2) Yuto Horigome
- 3) Danny León
Enjoy Alexey’s fine photography from ringside in the Saku Suurhall Arena, where some of the most serious new talent in global skateboarding slugged it out on the improved street course.
Keep your peepers peeled for our highlight clip coming on Tuesday and get hyped on skating from Europe in the dead of winter by watching the re-live right here!