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Freestyler Mélody Donchet claims historic Red Bull Street Style hat-trick
France's Mélody Donchet becomes the first athlete to clinch three Red Bull Street Style titles, while Ricardo 'Ricardinho' Fabiano Chahini de Araújo takes the Men's crown at the World Finals in Miami.
Nearly 50 countries went head-to-head in the final rounds of the 2019 Red Bull Street Style World Championship. The top 16 men and the final four women took the spotlight at Miami's graffiti-decorated Wynwood Marketplace.
The Women's final served up a grudge match from the 2018 world final, as Agnieszka 'Aguśka' Mnich of Poland, who denied France's Mélody Donchet her third consecutive title, faced off. Donchet was crowned the 2019 World Championship title winner at the end of an incredibly high level final, adding to her title wins from 2014 in Brazil and 2016 in London.
Victory in Miami means that Donchet is the first footballer ever to win a hat-trick of three Red Bull Street Style titles, marking her out as one of the sport's greats.
Ricardo 'Ricardinho' Fabiano Chahini de Araújo of Brazil edged out Sebastián 'Boyka' Ortiz Hernández from Colombia to take the world title crown in the Men's championship, while 2018 title-winner, Erlend Fagerli of Norway, had to be content with third place.
First launched in 2008, Red Bull Street Style is a global competition that aims to find the best overall freestyle football player in the world. It's all about combining out-of-the-box creativity with out-of-the-ordinary skill. Competitors reveal their top tricks and unique moves in a 2v2 battle format held over three minutes. A panel of judges look out for creativity, technical skill and style, and the best players will be crowned Red Bull Street Style World Champions.
Find out everything you need to know about Red Bull Street Style and watch the full replay of the 2019 final below: