Puerto Rico’s Manny Santiago won the pro street skateboarding title today on a day of finals at the International Festival of Extreme Sports Battle of the Champions in Saudi Arabia.
The 33-year-old, a regular competitor on skateboarding’s premier Street League Skateboarding Tour, triumphed with a score of 87.70 points.
Slovakia’s Richard Tury finished second with 84.93 points, just ahead of Ke’chaud Johnson from the United States on 84.50.
At the invite only competition in Al-Ahsa BMX, wakeboarding and rollerskating finals also went ahead.
A very youthful pro wakeboarding final was won by France’s 18-year-old Jules Charraud.
He scored 80.63 points to beat Thailand’s Victor Salmon, who is also 18, while 14-year-old Maxime Roux, another Frenchman, finished third, posting 77.92 and 60.00 points respectively.
Back on dry land, the pro BMX flatland final was also won by a Frenchman, this time at the other end of the age scale with 41-year-old four-time world champion Alex Jumelin scoring 88.33 points.
Canada’s Jean William Prevost came second in that scoring 85.66 points, ahead of Dutchman Dez Maarsen in third with 84.00.
The pro rollerskating freestyle park final was won by Great Britain’s Joe Atkinson.
He beat Thailand’s CJ Wellsmore by 1.66 points, scoring 85.66.
Another Dutchman Jelle Briggeman came third with a score of 83.66.