Movistar Open Qualifier proves that Madrid skateboarding is on form

– More than 30 athletes and 200 attendees witnessed the exciting second edition of the Movistar Open Qualifier

– Leyla León and Gabi Ferrero, won the place to participate in the fourth edition of the MUS

Madrid’s skateboarding scene battled with their best tricks to win a spot to participate in Madrid Urban Sports 2023. For the second year in a row, the Movistar Open Qualifier took over the SkatePlaza de Tetuán, one of the most emblematic places of the city and the Madrid skateboarding scene.

Two places for the MUS and more than 1,400 euros distributed in the two categories Men and Women were the main attractions of the qualifier, where more than 30 athletes with more than a hundred onlookers tried to iron out their best tricks to get cash and skate on the MUS StreetPlaza.

Leyla Leon won her spot for the MUS after being the most solid and consistent during the Open Qualifier. Leon, who landed flat tricks combined with a backside noseslide on the main kerb.

Cece Pacheco was the most spectacular and the skater who took the most risks with her two rounds, getting a well-deserved second place. The podium was closed by Katherine Calderón.

In the men’s category, local skateboarder and Spanish representative for the Olympic qualifiers for Paris 2024 Street, Gabi Ferrero was the winner in a hotly contested men’s final. Handrail tricks like the 270 sw fs boardslide to fakie or the bigspin fs boardslide within a very consistent round lifted Ferrero to the first place.

Jabes Ramirez won the silver and the golden ticket for the Madrid Urban Sports, as Gabi Ferrero was already invited to this competition. Backside crooked nollie flip out and backside feeble bigspin out were some of the jewels that Jabes left us in his best round.

The podium was closed by the skater from Madrid ‘Bolita‘, a regular in all national competitions and who with his backside smithgrind and bs suski got the coveted third place.

The second edition of the Movistar Open Qualifier was a great success and has become one of the must-attend events for all skaters in Madrid. The number of athletes and the level of the competition show that skateboarding in Madrid is in very good health.

Everything is ready for the final phase at the Madrid Urban Sports from the 16th to the 18th of June in Madrid Río. A free admission event where we hope to give the greatest show to the citizens of Madrid.