We have TWO new World Champions! Monster Energy congratulates 15-year-old team rider Rayssa Leal from Imperatriz, Brazil, on taking first place in Women’s Street Skateboarding in the World Skate 2022 World Championships in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) this weekend.
In the Men’s Street Skateboarding discipline, 25-year-old Aurelien Giraud from Lyon, France, rose all the way to the top to claim the World Championship title. Both riders received medals and $50,000 in prize money.
From January 29 - February 12, 2023, more than 450 of the best street and park skateboarders are competing in the World Skate 2022 World Championships at Aljada Skatepark in Sharjah, UAE. The event was initially slated for 2022 but postponed. Organized by World Skate, the official international governing body for skateboarding in the Olympics, the contest serves as a key qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympics and offers a combined purse of $500,000 in prize money.
Stacked with stairs, rails, banks, and quarterpipes in a variety of sizes, the concrete street course at Aljada Skatepark provided the perfect backdrop for the world’s most advanced street skateboarders to crown new men’s and women’s World Champions. Throughout several days of qualifiers and semifinals, the high-energy crowd and viewing audiences were treated to some of the finest street tricks ever seen in competition.