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Reigning VPS World Champion Oskar Rozenberg Hallbergand Jordyn Barratt Claim Victory in Malmö, Sweden- 2018 VPS Global Challenger Men and Women Rankings Established; Coveted Invites Secured- Tristan Rennie and Sakura Yosozumi Rank #1 in 2018 VPS Global Challenger Rankings- 2018 VPS Europa Continental Champions Simon Karlsson and Amelia Brodka Advance to 2018 VPS World Championships in ChinaWATCH BROADCAST REPLAY ON DEMAND AT VANSPARKSERIES.COMMalmö, SWEDEN (September 8, 2018) – The finale of the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour in Malmö, Sweden capped off with a dramatic ending, coming down to the final run of the day to declare Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE) as the Men’s event winner. Rising up from last place to first, Hallberg’s spontaneous creativity shocked the field, as he landed a series of difficult tricks, including a mind-blowing kickflip over the center piece to stake his claim in front of his hometown. Hallberg achieves his first-ever Pro Tour event victory at Kroksbäck Skatepark, representing his home turf with pride and joy.Humble as ever, Hallberg remarks on his final winning run, “I got lucky. I’m just so happy. This is insane. Everyone I know is watching, and somehow, I made it. I’m so thankful everyone had my back. This is incredible. Thank you.”In 2nd place, tour challenger Clay Kreiner (USA) brought the heat for his first VPS podium appearance, launching huge 540s in every run, and clinching on to the highest score of the day until Hallberg swooped in at the 11th hour. Kreiner’s 2nd place finish secures his invite to the VPS World Championships. Pedro Barros (BRA) skated with power and precision to earn 3rd place.VPS Select Pro and seasoned veteran of the tour, Jordyn Barratt (USA) also celebrates her first-ever Pro Tour event victory, attacking the Kroksbäck Skatepark with speed and power. Today’s win is especially significant for the Hawaiian native, as she’s overcome several injuries this year to finally earn 1st place on the VPS podium today.“This is so rewarding. I’ve wanted to win the Vans Park Series ever since it started,” winner Jordyn Barratt said. “After this, I’m even more motivated and really looking forward to China. The stakes are high and I want to keep doing better and better.”Kisa Nakamura (JPN) maintains her podium streak, finding her flow early on, mixing technical lines throughout the course to finish in 2ndplace. And sneaking her way into 3rd place to bump Sakura Yosozumi (JPN) out of the running, former world champ Brighton Zeuner (USA)re-emerged after a rough start, landing a complete final run with a variety of tricks.The 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships will take place on October 27 in China, hosting the series elite Select Pros, VPS Continental Champions and top-ranking tour challengers at the final stop of the season to crown the new 2018 park terrain skateboarding world champions.Visit www.
vansparkseries.com for event details, tour highlights, confirmed riders and more.RESULTS2018 VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Sweden Finals1. Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE)2. Clay Kreiner (USA)3. Pedro Barros (BRA)2018 Women’s Pro Tour, Sweden Finals1. Jordyn Barratt (USA)2. Kisa Nakamura (JPN)3. Brighton Zeuner (USA)1. Simon Karlsson (SWE)2. Herman Moller (SWE)3. Sam Beckett (GBR)1. Amelia Brodka (POL)2. Lilly Stoephasius (GER)3. Shani Bru (FRA)In its third consecutive year featured on the Vans Park Series Pro tour, the custom VPS-certified Kroksbäck Skatepark’s exemplary design continues to inspire the top-ranking pros and challengers to be fast and creative, with judges focusing on speed, flow and amplitude throughout the course. With a plethora of hips, grinds, walls, a huge center island, and a monster bank, Vans Park Series salutes yet another incredible show of park terrain skating for fans across the globe. Watch the VPS Malmö replay at www.vansparkseries.com.
Vans Park Series Returns to Malmö’s Kroksbäck Skatepark:The World’s First VPS-Certified Park Terrain Legacy ConstructionThe Greatest Park Terrain Skateboarding Pros Reunite in Malmö, Swedenfor Penultimate Championships Battle on September 7-8- Full Malmö schedule announced including VPS Women’s Pro Tour Open Qualifiers and VPS Europa Continental Championships
- Top-Ranking 2018 Global Tour Challengers Seize Final Opportunity to Earn Invites to VPS World Championships in ChinaSweden – Saturday, September 8, 12PM GMT+2Hong Kong – Saturday, September 8, 6PM HKTSydney – Saturday, September 8, 8PM AESTNew York – Saturday, September 8, 6AM EDTLos Angeles – Saturday, September 8, 3AM PDTSao Paulo — Saturday, September 8, 7AM GMT-3Current Men’s Park Terrain World Champion Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg at the 2017 VPS Sweden EventCredit: Anthony AcostaWith only one stop left before the highly anticipated 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships in China this fall, the stakes are at an all-time high as the final qualifying rounds of the official park terrain skateboarding competition series are set to commence at the historic Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on September 7-8. The 2018 VPS Pro Tour, Sweden finals will be broadcasted live for free on ETN and vansparkse
ries.com.As the most pivotal stop on the tour this season, the Malmö outcome will decide the final top-ranking 2018 Tour Challengers to earn the coveted invite to compete at the VPS World Championships in China on October 27, while continuing to expand the open path for prospective women’s challengers to prove their ranks and advance into the pro tour circuit.The world’s greatest park terrain skateboarding pros will return to Vans Park Series’ first-ever premier built-to-spec park terrain legacy construction, donated by Vans in 2016 to the community of Malmö for their progressive support of the city’s youth through civic skateboard programming and activities. Pros from around the world are expected to compete, including #1 ranked tour challengers Roman Pabich (USA) and Sakura Yosozumi (JPN), along with Select Pros Pedro Barros (BRA), Tom Schaar (USA), 2017 Sweden event winner Alex Sorgente (USA), and defending world champ and local hero Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE). In the women’s division, current world champion Nora Vasconcellos (USA) and Select Pro Lizzie Armanto (USA) hunt for their first podium placements of the season, whileBrighton Zeuner (USA) defends her ranks against eager tour challengers.In addition, the 2018 VPS Europa Continental Championships will host its second year in Sweden, showcasing aspiring regional men and women talent in pursuit of glory in their backyard and a chance to compete in the VPS World Championships this fall. The yet to be crowned Europa Continental Champions from the men and women’s divisions will be seeded directly into the World Championships to join Select Pros and advancing Tour Challengers.Vans Park Series Sweden ScheduleThursday, September 610am GMT - VPS Europa Continental Championships Men and WomenFriday, September 711am GMT - VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Prelims and Semi-Finals3pm GMT - VPS Men’s Pro Tour, PrelimsSaturday, September 8LIVE BROADCAST ON ETN and VANSPARKSERIES.COM12pm GMT - VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Finals1pm GMT - VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Semi-Finals + FinalsIn its third consecutive year featured on the Vans Park Series Pro tour, the custom VPS-certified Kroksbäck Skatepark’s exemplary design will test the top-ranking pros and challengers to be fast and creative, with judges focusing on speed, flow and amplitude throughout the course. With a plethora of hips, grinds, walls, a huge center island, and a monster bank, the pros are slated to land another incredible show of park terrain skating for all fans across the globe to witness. Stay tuned to vansparkseries.com for the latest updates.