– The Scootering World Championships have started their qualification stages.
– The Urban Stage gains prominence with the first breaker training sessions and a free drill concert
Madrid Urban Sports has a spectacular line-up for the fourth edition of the competition. During this weekend, from 16 to 18 June, a frenetic rhythm of sport and urban culture will be presented.
The Scootering World Championships kicked off yesterday with the biggest competition in the discipline. Josephine Zgorski and Jack Walsh swept through the semi-finals of the Women’s and Junior Street World Championships.
The Parks will be flooded throughout the day with the best male park and street riders and the best park riders to experience the first scootering qualifiers to prove that scootering deserves to be Olympic.
Riders such as Daniel Dhers, Queensaray Villegas and Mia Catalano have already tested the central park to face the first BMX qualifiers on Friday afternoon. Dhers, Olympic silver medallist at Tokyo 2020, is not only looking for gold in the MUS, but is also debuting his role as instructor of the Chinese women’s BMX team, with which he hopes to cause many surprises in Madrid and also in Paris 2024.
After the starting gun, Friday will be packed with qualifying competitions in Scootering and BMX.
The last to arrive at Madrid Rio: Bboys and Bgirls from all over the world and Skaters such as Danny Leon, Ivan Monteiro, Roos Zwesloot and Virginia Fortes will enter the MUS during the afternoon to test out their playgrounds.
A full schedule of action
This is what you can experience today at the Madrid Urban Sports: in the Central Park we will have the Scooter Park Man Qualifier until 14h, followed by the UCI BMX Men Qualifier from 17:00 to 20:00, plus the scooter park junior semi-final from 20:30 to 21:30 and ending with the scooter park women semi-final from 22:00 to 23:00.
On the other hand in the Street Plaza we will have the Scooter Street Men qualifier from 14:00 to 17:00.
For those who still want more, at 19:00 there will be a Cash4Tricks at the Skatepark Ignacio Echevarría in Madrid, open to the public, where 800€ will be given away for the best tricks that the participants are able to plant.
The Urban Stage takes centre stage with the first training sessions for the breakers from 17:00 to 21:00 on a completely new stage that they will have to get familiar with before the expected Breaking For Gold International Series. One hour later, at 20:00, Rakeem and Nicky will recharge the batteries of all attendees with a free drill concert.