The 2018 FISE World Series kicks off in Hiroshima, Japan and the Monster Army BMX team headed overseas to compete with the world's best BMX riders. Your favorites Brian Fox, Jeremy Malott, Bryce Tryon and Justin Dowell were joined by Monster Army's newest Australian teammates Alec Danelutti and Jack Borthwick in Japan for a hell of a time.
After many, successful Academy programs hosted in Austria within the last 10 years this year's goal was to take the program a step further and evolve it into a globally executed project. This March the first global Red Bull Photography Academy 2018 got hosted in the vibrant, metropole of Tokyo, facing not only cramped subways but four seasons in one week as well.
We’re delighted to be landing in Japan just in time to catch the cherry blossom season. Hiroshima looks magical and the historic location of the event makes this FISE stop feel extra special. We kicked off with the Women’s UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Semi Final. Riders have 2 runs of 60 seconds to wow the judges but it's only the best run that counts. With BMX Freestyle Park being added as a competition in 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, riders are trying to push forward and progress their sport more than ever and some of the riding was insane. The line-up for the women’s event was amazing with riders representing from all over the world, but no one could stop last year’s winner 16-year-old Hannah Roberts taking first place. Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 11.10 to see if anyone can stop Hannah adding another gold medal to her growing collection.
UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Semi Final Women:
Due to yesterdays weather preventing qualification, today was a massive semi-final for the Men’s UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup with almost 90 riders trying to take one of the 12 places in the final tomorrow. The Freestyle Park for this stop is not a conventional FISE park as it has no box jump
The top 8 made it to the finals. The level is going up and up. UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Semi Final results: 1 Hannah ROBERTS 73.80 pts 2 Lara LESSMANN 70.00 pts 3 Nikita DUCARROZ 68.60 pts 4 Oike MINATO 66.20 pts 5 Charlotte WORTHINGTON 63.80 pts 6 Angie MARINO 59.00 pts 7 Nina BUITRAGO 58.80 pts
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The 2018 season will get a rad opening in Japan. From April 6th to 8th, Hiroshima’s former Municipal Stadium will be home to the FISE action sports and peace festival. FISE World Series 2017 concluded just one month ago in Chengdu, China, but it is already time to prepare next season’s grand opening. Action sports festivals such as FISE are experiencing worldwide growth, especially amongst young people.
Within this new context, FISE Hiroshima can be regarded as a significant step forward in generating awareness of, and interest in, youth-focused events like Skateboarding and BMX Freestyle throughout Japan. The festival will feature a strong focus on events that can be enjoyed casually by young people and women throughout the city.