– More than 68,300 people attended the event throughout the week and enjoyed competitions, music and activities
– Spain’s Guifré Obradors is runner-up in the Scooter Street World Championship
– MUS awards points for the Olympics (Paris2024) in BMX and Breaking competitions
Madrid Río bids farewell to the fourth edition of the MUS, which has already become one of the most important urban events on an international level. 68,300 people were thrilled during the five days of competition in one of the best sporting events in living memory: Scooter World Championships, BMX and Breaking Olympic qualifiers and a Skate competition with the best international riders. 5 days of competition, 9 finals broadcast live on teledeporte and in more than 60 countries.
Scooter puts on a show that brings it close to the Olympics
The scooter world championships have been the great showcase of the 4th edition, where 200 athletes have fought for the winner’s crown: Mia Catalano and Lucas Di Meglio in Scooter Street and Claire Parks and Jordan Clark in Scooter Park have been the winners of these world championships.
The Spanish Guifré Obradors, has been proclaimed runner-up in the Scooter Street World Championship after an arduous battle against the French Lucas Di Meglio in the Bestricks round, the Spanish rider showed an unbeatable control of the scooter that kept the thousand people who were watching the final live in suspense.
An impeccable management by the organization culminates the five-day calendar in which the event has contained practices, qualifiers, semi-finals and a total of 12 finals of the disciplines of Skate, Scooter, BMX and Breaking that have had the participation of true legends and new promises of urban sports and has been broadcast live on YouTube, Teledeporte and distributed in more than 60 countries.
This is how the competitions went
The Urban Stage was enlivened all morning by the Madrid Rio crowd that filled the entire avenue of the stage and by the athletes who, despite not having qualified for the grand final, demonstrated the deep-rooted values of urban sports by cheering and living the battles of the Breaking for Gold International Series and celebrating the spectacular victories of Bgirl Riko and Bboy Victor after rounds of impossible steps on the mat.
In the UCI C1 BMX, the crowds were out in force on Sunday afternoon to see the best riders flying over Central Park. The rain forced the final to stop for a few minutes but the crowd waited for the storm to subside to continue enjoying this epic final. The riders proved that the wait was worth it and that on the track not everyone has the courage to perform tricks at great heights, as Jiaqi Sub and Jude Jones proved to be the undisputed winners of a very tight final.
Skateboarding also put on a show in the StreetPlaza. Ivan Monteiro and Roos Zwesloot were the winners of the competition where impressive tricks were performed. Virginia Fortes took silver in a competition that heralded her return to the highest level of skateboarding after recovering from the injury that kept her sidelined for a year. Brandon Valjalo and Douwe Macaré completed the Skate Men’s podium after nailing the last bestrick of the round.
The city of Madrid enjoys the future Olympic modalities
Parallel activities pushed the boundaries of the MUS and captivated the younger audience with Nil Ojeda’s Milfshakes event, which attracted an enthusiastic crowd. In addition, the Ignacio Echevarría SkatePark in Madrid became the stage for daily Cash for Tricks challenges, where participants demonstrated their skills and received a financial reward for every trick that impressed. But that wasn’t all, they were also treated to a vibrant drill concert by urban culture idols Nickzzy and Rakeem, who wowed the crowd.
The public went home satisfied with the diversity of options at the event and surprised by the excitement experienced in the competitions where international athletes competed to the limit trying to return home with a gold medal around their necks.