After a summer full of stiff competition in the Vans Park Series we were finally able to crown a World Champion of terrain park skateboarding at last weekend’s VPS World Championships in Shanghai, China.   

The competition was highly anticipated as the best in park skateboarding converged on the Bund waterfront in Shanghai. Oskar Rosenberg-Hallberg captured the men’s crown with an impressive mixture of technicality and style. In the women’s contest it was Nora Vasconcellos that put together a jaw-dropping run to claim the title of World’s Greatest.  

Rather than use an existing skate park Vans built a custom-designed park specifically for the World Championships highlighted by a number of creative features. The park featured a center island extension, a round flat bar, big jump box, a kicker into a laid-back bank, and more items designed to bring out the most creative lines. Rosenberg-Hallberg didn’t disappoint as he utilized almost every aspect of the park to earn the first-place win.   

The championship win is the first podium appearance of the Vans Park Series for Rosenberg-Hallberg who apparently saved his best for last. After taking a bad fall in practice earlier in the week Pedro Barros battled through the pain and earned a second-place finish while Tom Schaar rounded out the top three.  

 

The women’s World Champion is similarly new atop the Vans Park Series podium. Vasconcellos placed first in both the semifinals and finals to complete a near perfect weekend. She showcased her refined and laid-back style and utilized an extensive bag of tricks to get her first Vans Park Series win of the year.  

“This is a really new experience and I’m trying to soak it all in,” Vasconcellos said after her win. “Really proud of everyone who skated. We’re in such an amazing place. Seeing everybody’s style, trick selection, how young these girls are—we’re always just pushing each other. I’m just so lucky.”  

With this milestone victory Vasconcellos’ young career is looking to be off to a good start. Last year’s champion and this year’s X Games park champion Brighton Zeuner claimed second-place while Kisa Nakamura took third.  

RESULTS

MEN

1st OSKAR ROZENBERG HALLBERG 94.92
2nd PEDRO BARROS 93.46
3rd TOM SCHAAR 90.82
4th ALEX SORGENTE 90.58
5th KARL BERGLIND 88.48
6th IVAN FEDERICO 86.55
7th CORY JUNEAU 86.43
8th JACK FARDELL 83.64

WOMEN

1st NORA VASCONCELLOS 87.07
2nd BRIGHTON ZEUNER 86.25
3rd KISA NAKAMURA 83.52
4th LIZZIE ARMANTO 82.82
5th GRACE MARHOEFER 80.06
6th JORDYN BARRATT 79.45
7th KIHANA OGAWA 76.74
8th YNDIARA ASP 72.26