Monday, November 3, 2008

Fabiola da Silva; first woman to take to the podium in event history

Inline Vert Finals Results in a Woman Making the Podium for the First Time in Event History
SEATTLE, Wash. (October 31, 2008) – The sixth annual LG Action Sports World Championships produced by ASA Entertainment (LG World Championships) thrilled a raucous Seattle crowd tonight at KeyArena with the Inline Skating Vert Finals and BMX Street Prelims.

With two high-flying, spectacularly consistent runs, Fabiola da Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the only woman competing against the men during any of the contests at the championships, flipped and grinded herself into third place – her highest finish ever in Inline Skating Vert at the LG World Championships against the men.

“I am so excited I almost started crying!” said da Silva. “I didn’t expect to make the podium.”

Joining Fabiola in the winners’ circle were Shane Yost (Lauceton, Tasmania), finding himself as the silver medalist for the second year in a row, and Marco de Santi (Sao Paulo), whose double-back flips and double-back flat spins pushed his scores through the 90.00 point mark to 91.25 and decisively secured him the gold medal. De Santi took home $12,500 for his win.

“I came here to do what I gotta do to win,” said de Santi to the crowd. “I did it in my first run, so I tried to go harder in my second run. It [the run] came out the same, so it’s all good.”.

Inline Vert Final Results:
1) Marco de Santi (Sao Paulo, Brazil), $12,500; 2) Shane Yost (Lauceton, Tasmania), $8,500; 3) Fabiola da Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil), $4,000; 4) Borja Fernandez (Bilbao, Spain); 5) Sven Boerkhorst (Den Bosch, Holland); 6) Thumper Nagasako (Maui, Hawaii); 7) Marc Englehart (Lansdale, Penn.); 8) Rich Parker (Glastonbury, England); 9) Matt Lindenmuth (Kutztown, Penn.); 10) Kevin Marron Lopez (Brussels, Belgium).

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