Edouard Damestoy becomes the first Frenchman in gold at the X Games in the “green” event

French skateboarding is doing well, just over a year from the Paris Olympics. At 27, the Bordelais Edouard Damestoy succeeded, Sunday in Chiba (Japan), a sacred performance, by becoming the first French skater to win a test of vert (pour vertical ramp, a large U-shaped ramp) from the X Games. Already crowned on the MegaPark in Los Angeles last year, Edouard Damestroy therefore achieved a prestigious double, when he had returned to his board only two weeks earlier, after an injury.

It was in California that the Bordelais prepared his return to competition, by refining this spectacular run synonymous with winning the X Games in Japan, with, on the menu, front side rodeo, flip indy 540 and ollie 540 (without catching his board ).

“I had to think carefully about what I was going to offer, how I was going to place my tricks during my run to highlight them as much as possible, says the tricolor hero of the day. I worked a lot on this run. I remained positive, and I regained confidence in myself after this long absence. » Edouard Damestroy was ahead of Americans Tom Schaar and Jimmy Wilkins on the podium, in a competition featuring the absolute legend of skateboarding Tony Hawk (55). It should be noted that the nine-time French BMX world champion, Matthias Dandois, at the same time obtained his first medal (bronze) at the X Games in Chiba, in BMX flat.

Source: 20Minutes – Une by www.20minutes.fr.

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