French skateboarding is doing well, just over a year before the Paris Olympics. At 27 years old, the Bordeaux Edouard Damestoy managed Sunday in Chiba (Japan) a sacred performance, becoming the first French skateboarder to win a green event (on a large ramp) of the X Games. Already crowned on the "MegaPark" of Los Angeles last year, Edouard Damestroy achieves a prestigious double, while he had made his return on his board only two weeks earlier, after an injury.
Competing in his 6th #XGames, France's Edouard Damestoy used a kickflip Indy 540 and ollie 540 to capture Vert gold. He also has gold from MegaPark at XG 2022. pic.twitter.com/l6peeF0XbA
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It is in California that the Bordeaux native prepared his return to competition, by refining this spectacular run synonymous with the X Games in Japan, with the front side rodeo, flip indy 540 and ollie 540 (without catching his board).
"I had to think carefully about what I was going to propose, how I was going to place my tricks during my run to highlight them as much as possible, says the tricolor hero of the day. I worked a lot on this run. I stayed positive, and I regained confidence in myself after this long absence. Edouard Damestroy finished ahead of Americans Tom Schaar and Jimmy Wilkins on the podium in a competition featuring skate legend Tony Hawk (55). Note that the nine-time French world champion Matthias Dandois obtained at the same time his first medal (bronze) on the X Games of Chiba, in BMX flat.
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