SINGAPORE. (Aug 17, 2019) – Asia’s top park terrain skaters converged on East Coast Park Xtreme Skatepark today, laying down creative and powerful runs, wowing the crowds packed in the grand stands. The Vans Park Series Asia Regionals Championships wrapped up today withJapan’s Sota Tsuji and Indonesia’s Nyimas Bunga Cinta clinching first place for men's and women's categories. They will join the 2019 VPS Global Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 7, where the highest-ranking competitors and invited Select Pros will meet and crown two new champions in park terrain skateboarding.
Men’s Final results - Sota Tsuji (middle) claimed the 1st place, Yuro Nagahara (right) and Kikuchi Taisei (left) as the 2nd and 3rd
Women’s Final results - Niyamas Bunga Cinta (middle) claimed the 1st place, Hyunju Cho (right) and Nayeon Hong (left) came up as the 2nd and 3rd.
14-year-old Sota Tsuji made his return to Singapore after completing 5th in 2018. Sota made his mark with the biggest airs of the day. His dynamic run incorporated almost every section of the park, ending with a massive stalefish towering over the grand stand and the crowd. Japan’s Yuro Nagahara secured 2nd place and Kikuchi Taisei came up to the podium in 3rd.
In the women’s final, 15-year-old Niyamas Bunga Cinta lead all rounds with consistent runs showcasing smooth set of tricks helping her to claim this year's gold after finishing 3rd last year. Korea’s Hyunju Cho and Nayeon Hong joined the podium coming in 2nd and 3rd place.
This year marks the third consistent year Vans Park Series has been held in Singapore, one of South East Asia’s most dynamic countries. Many thanks to Singapore National Parks Board (NParks) and the communities that have supported all the happenings and programs this weekend.