Japanese Sasaki Raimu and Aoi Ishimaru are the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Champions

Japanese Sasaki Raimu and Aoi Ishimaru are the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Champions
October the 3rd 2021, Innsbruck, Austria.

From the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck, Austria, hosted the 2021 edition of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals and welcomed 70 skateboarders from 17 different nations, pre-selected throw a series of 10 WRT qualifying events across Europe and Japan.

In the unique environment of the WRT events, the WRT Sk8 Finals offered a 3 days program in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria, including city tour, street sessions, art experience, safe sex workshops, and, of course, a high-level international skateboarding competition in the amazing Skatehalle, the huge indoor skatepark facility in the Tirol Capital City.

Raimu Sasaki from Japan resulted in the best skateboarder in the comp field and won the title of 2021 World Rookie Champion. Raimu showcased consistent runs and a huge portfolio of solid tricks such as switch fs 270 to fs feeble, to bs smith, and to fs bluntslide to fakie on the handrail. Raimu was awarded an invitation to iconic events Simple Session in Tallin and Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague. Swiss Noel Scharer conquered 2nd place in the rookies and local hero Santino Exenberger from Austria got 3rd.

Japanese Toe Sasaki (Raimu brother) was the best in the Grom Category and conquered the title of 2021 World Grom Champion with tons of technical tricks including bs noseblunt slide, kickflip bs lipslide, and kickflip to fs boardslide on the handrail. Andres Gramaglia Fusconi from Italy resulted in 2nd in the male grom category and Rocco Muller from Switzerland 3rd.
In the girl comp, Japanese Aoi Shimura was the best in the rookie category and won the 2021 World Rookie Champion title with Caballerial on the Hip, feeble grind on the straight rail, and fakie 50-50 on the small Hubba. Liv Broder from Swiss was not only the best in the female grom category but also the most ranked girl of the event with feeble grind and fs boardslide on the handrail, fs feeble grind on the small downrail, and many other perfectly executed tricks. Liv was awarded the title of 2021 World Grom Champion and a ticket to the Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague.

All the skaters on the podium received prizes from our partners Blu-Tomato, TSG, and Jail Jam, and all the 2021 Champions, male and female, rookie and grom, will be also invited to a special experience by Red Bull Skateboarding to be soon announced.

The event was broadcasted live thanks to our long-term partners www.boardriding.com and it is possible to watch the full re-run of the comp at this LINK.

The 2021 WRT SK8 Finals, hosted in conjunction with the Best Foot Foward Finals by Blue-Tomato, defines the conclusion of the 2021 World Rookie Skateboarding Ranking, which featured all the WRT and BFF events and some more partner events, and registered almost 500 skaters from 22 nations. You can check the World Rookie Skateboard Rank here.

Stay tuned for the 2022 WRT Tour announcement and to follow our Champions in their next adventures to our partner iconic events Simple Session in Tallin, Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague.

Don’t forget World Rookie Tour include not only Skateboarding, but also Snowboarding and Freeskiing series and, in the upcoming weeks, the new WRT Surfing Project which will be launched in Tuscany, Italy.

Watch HERE the video highlights
Watch HERE all the pictures from the event
Download HERE complete event ranking and winners pictures


Rookie Male Podium
πŸ₯‡ Raimu Sasake JPN – World Rookie Champion (winning run)
πŸ₯ˆ Noel Scharer SUI (winning run)
πŸ₯‰ Santino Exenberger AUT (winning run)

Rookie Female Podium
πŸ₯‡ Aoi Ishimaru JPN – World Rookie Champion (winning run)
πŸ₯ˆ Lena Muller SUI
πŸ₯‰ Alisa Fessl AUT

Grom Male Podium
πŸ₯‡ Toa Sasake JPN – World Grom Champion (winning run)
πŸ₯ˆAndres Fusconi Gramaglia ITA (winning run)
πŸ₯‰ Rocco Muller SUI (winning run)

Grom Female Podium
πŸ₯‡Β  Liv Broder SUI – World Grom Champion (winning run)
πŸ₯ˆ Margarida Cepeda PRT
πŸ₯‰ Zoe Van Essen SUI

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