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Downhill Skateboarding World Championships 2012

Downhill Skateboarding Elites Gather In Canada.

Skateboarding at high speeds downhill - on a longboard - reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hourDownhill skateboarding hit the Canadian city of Calgary in a big way this week when the eleventh World Championships rolled into town, bringing hundreds of skaters trailing in its wake. Over 220 skaters took part in this year’s competition, drawn from throughout the world.
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The venue for the 2012 Downhill Skateboarding World Championships was the city’s famous Winter Olympic Park, which hosted the Games in 1988. The facilities at the arena had been especially adapted in order to provide the perfect location for the Championships to take place.
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Large crowds gathered to watch the occasion and catch a glimpse of the fearless daredevils taking part, reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hour on longboards. In the end, American, James Kelly took the overall Championship crown in the men’s category. Speaking to the press he said that he was stoked to take the title and was hopeful that his victory in Calgary would be just the start of a series of downhill skateboarding successes.

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Photo: Larry Lamsa – Flickr Creative Commons (cc-by-2.0)

Words: Al Cuin

Tags: 2012, Calgary, Downhill Skateboarding, World Chmapionships

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