Shenzhen, Kunming skaters triumph in Shanghai leg of China Skateboarding League

Over 30 skaters from 11 clubs competed in the second leg of the inaugural China Skateboarding League at Shanghai Roller Skating School on Sunday. 

The second leg of the inaugural China Skateboarding League at Shanghai Roller Skating School in Huangpu District on Sunday featured 31 skaters from 11 clubs from across the country. 

After the primary round in the morning, six women and 10 men skaters advanced to the final in the afternoon session. The men’s crown went to 20-year-old Tian Jiaxing from Shenzhen. Tang Yahan, a 17-year-old from Kunming, became the women’s champion.

Jointly organized by China’s General Administration of Sport, Chinese Roller Skating Association and Shanghai Sports Federation, the league is the country’s first official skateboarding competition for clubs.

The first leg was held in Tonglu near Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province last month. It will next head to Harbin in Heilongjiang Province before the fourth and final leg in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.

The league aims to provide China’s skateboarding supporters with a platform after the sport was included in the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.

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Men's winner Tian Jiaxing

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Tang Yahan (center) took the women's crown in the Shanghai leg of the China Skateboarding League.

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