Asian X-Games 2009

Asian X-Games 2009今年のゴールデンウイーク中に、今回が10回目となる Asian X-Games が中国、上海で開催されます。インラインのストリートとバート種目にはシードされた日本のトップ選手が参加します。早い話、賞金が懸かったプロの競技で、TV放映されるイベントと言った方が分かりやすいでしょう。

Asian X Games 2009

This year's Asian X Games will be held in Shanghai again from 30th April to 3rd May and will feature a skate plaza street course.

As the ESPN X Games moves into it's tenth year, more than 200 top action sports athletes throughout the Asia Pacific region will once again compete for prize money and medals in 5 sport categories.
Asian X Games 2009
Aggressive Inline Skateboard Sport Climbing BMX MotoX
Park
Vert
Park
Vert
SpeedVertBig Air
Step-Up
  • Date: April 30th - May 3rd 2008
  • Time: 11am - 10pm
  • Venue: KIC Jiangwan Sports Centre No. 346 Guohe Road 200433 Toad Shanghai China
  • Admission: Free to Public

Competition Arena

  • Vert Ramp - Aggressive Inline Vert and Skateboard Vert
  • Park Course - Aggressive In-Line Park, Aggressive Inline Park Best Trick and Skateboard Park Best Trick
  • Climbing Walls - Bouldering, Spee

KIA X GAMES ASIA 2009 Gets Off To Winning Start

Mar. 21, 2009
11th Edition of Asia's Biggest Action Sport Competition Attracts More Sponsors and Partners

21 March 2009, Shanghai - This year's edition of the KIA X Games Asia is set to be bigger and better, even before the event gets underway on April 30 - May 5, 2009.

Organized by Asia's No. 1 sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports in collaboration with title sponsor Kia Motors, the eleventh edition of Asia's biggest action sports competition, and the third to be held in Shanghai, will be bolstered by the addition of a new Silver Sponsor in Mountain Dew and the elevation of Apparel Sponsor Pony to Silver Sponsor.

New brands like Doritos as the Official Snack Partner and Cold Stone ice-cream have also picked up sponsorship packages. With the addition of more media partners like International Channel Shanghai and Shanghai Daily joining this year's event, the total number of sponsors and partners has grown to 32 this year –an increase of nearly three times more than last year. Like Pony, all the brands stand to benefit from various promotional and marketing opportunities as part of their association with Kia and the KIA X Games Asia.

This year, competitors can look forward to the increase in prize money for the event, which has been raised from US$120,000 last year to US$130,000. Aggressive In-Line, Skateboard and BMX Freestyle participants for the street discipline can also expect a new and revamped course that will resemble real street conditions.

Visitors to this year's KIA X Games Asia can also expect a bigger carnival atmosphere in the “X Fest”, which will have many exciting entertainment acts such as break-dance performances, DJs spinning the hottest tracks, as well as an interactive arena with many fun activities such as professional skateboarding coaching, games and prize giveaways.

The KIA X Games Asia has earned a strong global reputation with a significant increase in awareness about action sports in the region. Last year's event was enthusiastically received by the Shanghai community and broke attendance records with more than 52,800 people passing through the gates of Yangpu District's KIC Jiangwan Sports Center – an increase of more than 55% from 2007.

“We are very happy to be back in China, and look forward to delivering another exhilarating event to KIA X Games Asia fans in Shanghai,” said Harvey Davis, ESPN STAR Sports Vice President, Event Management. “We're excited to work closely with Kia Motors to bring this world-class action sports competition to new heights, and are heartened by the enthusiasm of our new sponsors in developing so many new spectator and interactive elements this year.”

Themed as “X'press Without Limits”, this year's event will showcase nearly 200 of the best action sports athletes from more than 30 countries from five continents in the categories Aggressive Inline (Vert and Street), Skateboard (Vert and Street), BMX Freestyle (Vert and Street) and Sport Climbing (Men Speed and Women Speed), accompanied by Moto X Freestyle demonstration (Big Air).

In addition to the high-level competition, many young and trendy artists, musicians and dancers will give spectacular performances to local audiences. The event ambassador, Go Go Club returns to the event as well, and will sing the Chinese theme song “Rise Up”. The highly entertaining concerts will also feature performances by Javis Jian-Fei Wu, Ren-Jie Shen, Juliet Li-Ye Zhu, and Andrew Zhi-Lin Cheung. Kindly refer to the factsheet for more information.

KXGA 2009 Athlete Selection Criteria

In-Line Street Athletes

  1. Rian Arnold (AUS)
  2. Nicolas Schopfer (AUS)
  3. Soichiro Kanashima (JPN)
  4. Brian Shima (USA)
  5. Zhao Baoqiu (CHN)
  6. Yang Yundong (CHN)
  7. Zhang Chi (CHN)
  8. Jeerasak Tassorn (THA)
  9. Worapoj Boonnim (THA)
  10. Sven Boekhorst (NLD)
  11. Chris Van Der Merwe (ZAF)
  12. Chris Haffey (USA)
  13. Hung Chien-Kai (TWN)
  14. Koichi Iguchi (JPN)
  15. Fallon Heffernan (USA)
  16. Kazuho Kumazawa (JPN)
  17. Yuto Goto (JPN)
  18. Warren Digny (FRA)
  19. Sam Fogarty (AUS)
  20. Richie Eisler (CAN)
  21. Chihiro Azuma (JPN)
  22. Katsuhiko Sagata (JPN)
  23. Fung Hon Man (HKG)
  24. Norachia Boonim (THA)
  25. Worajit Siriphamote (THA)
  26. Sunchai Sorasak (THA)
  27. Peerapat Pisalsan (THA)
  28. Matthew Dowdle (ZAF)
  29. Azrul Hisyam Bin Muhammad (MYS)
  30. Fariq Bin Muhammed Esa (MYS)

In-Line Vert

  • KXGA 2008 Top 5 Leading Athletes
    • 1st - Takeshi Yasutoko (JPN)
    • 2nd - Eito Yasutoko (JPN)
    • 3rd - Shane Yost (AUS)
    • 4th - Sven Boekhorst (NED)
    • 5th - Nel Martin (ESP)
  • "Wildcard" Athletes
    • Alex Eastwood
    • Ayumi Kawasaki (JPN)
    • Cesar Andrade
    • Kanta Ogino (JPN)
    • Marco Di Santi
    • Michihito Kawauchi
    • Rich Parker
    • Sam Fogarty
    • Takayuki Nakamura (JPN)
    • Tomohiko Nakamura (JPN)
    • Yuuske Aihara (JPN)
KIAXGamesAsia.com: http://www.kiaxgamesasia.com/ and Athlete Newsletter (PDF 718KB)
Jiangwan Sports Centre: http://www.kic-jwsc.com/ and Wikimapia places

Aggressive In-Line Vert Games

Yasutoko won. But which one?

(May 3, 2009)
Fans packed the KIC Jiangwan Sports Center to witness the birth of a king. Takeshi Yasutoko has surpassed his elder brother Eito as the only skater to have won four gold medals at X Games Asia.
Marco De Santi, Takeshi and Eito Yatsutoko
Brazilian skater, Marco De Santi caused a major upset when he came up with some huge airs to oust Eito Yatutoko for the silver with a score of 78.00.

Eito looked to have done enough to put the judges to a tough decision but fell in the last few seconds on his second run which meant he had to settle for the 77.00 score he got from his first run for the bronze medal.

This win gave Takeshi the honour of being the only skater at X Games Asia to have won three gold medals in succession.

The soft-spoken boy from Kobe also won the 2007 and 2008 edition and once again came up big and had two solid clean runs to retain his status as the 'King of Asia' with a score of 88.00.

It was another show of power by the Japanese as six out of ten skaters came from the 'Land of the rising sun' but the boys from Brazil, Marco and Cesar Andrade spiced things up to show that they might be ready to dethrone the Japanese in the coming years.

British skater Rich Parker and Spaniard, Nel Martin also put on a credible showing but narrowly missed out on the podium after both skaters suffered falls on their second run.
Final Vo.1 Ayumi, Kenta, Rich and Nel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNjcp-PULI
Final Vo.2 Eito, Yuusuke, Marco and Takeshi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDb0BVYApPE
Vo.3 Ayumi, Kenta, Rich, Nel and Takayuki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtDdF4Lx_3c
Vo.4 Cesar, Eito, Yuusuke and Marco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-0jDBPb9Dg
Inline Vert Final Vo.5 Takeshi Yasutoko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R059z7f5PnI

Qualification

PositionBib No.NameScore
171Takeshi Yasutoko88.00
276Marco De Santi78.00
379Yuusuke Aihara77.00
472Eito Yasutoko76.67
584Cesar Andrade76.00
680Takayuki Nakamura75.67
774Nel Martin72.67
882Rich Parker72.33
977Kanta Ogino72.00
1078Ayumi Kawasaki66.33
1185Alex Eastwood58.67
1281Michihito Kawauchi55.00
1357Sam Fogarty29.67

Final Games

PositionBib No.NameScore
171Takeshi Yasutoko (JPN)88.00
276Marco De Santi (BRA)78.00
372Eito Yasutoko (JPN)77.00
484Cesar Andrade (BRA)76.67
579Yuusuke Aihara (JPN)76.00
682Rich Parker (UK)75.67
777Kanta Ogino (JPN)72.67
874Nel Martin (ESP)72.33
978Ayumi Kawasaki (JPN)72.00
1080Takayuki Nakamura (JPN)66.33

TAKASHI YASUTOKO 2009 ESPN X-games


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZUAJ77K84g
XgamesAsia 2009: AIL Vert Results and A chat with the Y-Brothers
Eito Yasutoko Blog: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 (Rain) and Day 4 Final
Takeshi Yasutoko Blog: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 (Rain) and Day 4 Final

In-Line Street Game




Qualification

  1. Soichiro Kanichima
  2. Chris Haffey
  3. Rian Arnold
  4. Brian Shima
  5. Nicolas Schopher
  6. Yuto Goto
  7. Fallon Hefferman
  8. Warapoj Boonnim
  9. Richie Eisler
  10. Jeerasak Tassorn
  11. Chris Van Der Merve
  12. Zhang Chi
  13. Warren Digne
  14. Chien-Kai- Hung
  15. Yoshiki Kimura
  16. Yang Yung Yundong
  17. Chihiro Azuma
  18. Wan Su Sim
  19. Fariq Bin Mohammed Esa
  20. Choi Ong Nam
  21. Sam Fogarty
  22. Azrul Hisyam Bin Yahaya
  23. Sunchai Sorasak
  24. Worajit Siriphamote
  25. Peerrapat Pisalsan
  26. Norachia Boonim
  27. Fung Hon Man

Final Games

PositionBib No.NameScore
1-Chris Haffey (USA)84.67
2-Soichiro Kanashima (JPN)82.67
3-Yuto Goto (JPN)82.00
4-Nicolas Schopher (SUI)80.00
5-Rian Arnold (AUS)78.67
6-Richie Eisler (CAN)77.33
7-Brian Shima (USA)77.17
8-Jeerasak Tassorn (THA)77.00
9-Fallon Heffernan (USA)69.67
10-Worapoj Boonim (THA)60.00
Soichiro Kanashima Blog: X-Game in Shanghai
Alan Mak's photostream: X-Game 2009 (Flickr Photos) Day 1&2, Day 3&4 and Day 5&6
Inline Skating Notebook :
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