Vans Park Series: Malmö

A video and photo recap plus full results

Thanks to Vans and Skate Malmö this weekend saw another incredible Vans Park Series event take place at the Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden.

Photos: Chris Johnson

First place was won, once again, by Floridian Alex Sorgente who’s consistency and competition winning nous saw him take first place for the second year in row. “I’m ecstatic. I can’t believe I won here again. There’s really no limitations at this park, you can go big, long grinds, big airs, everything mixed together makes it really great.”

The winner of the Australia event Tom Schaar was in second place, his grabless backside 360s were certainly a crowd pleaser. Local boy Karl Berglind was unsurprisingly popular with the packed out Malmö crowds, the young ripper’s seamless runs and creative combinations in the semi’s and finals put him in 3rd place, securing his first podium placement in the series so far. “I’m speechless,” Berglind says. “Just being in the final was a win for me. Everyone was fired up and I needed that pressure on me to step it up.”

Honorable mentions needs to go to Oskar Rosenberg, who’s semi final run really was something else. Nobody was skating with the same freedom and creativity in their runs as the young Swede.

Head to the Sidewalk site for an extended gallery.

1.    Alex Sorgente
2.    Tom Schaar
3.    Karl Berglind
4.    Cory Juneau
5.    Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
6.    Roman Pabich
7.    Pedro Barros
8.    Ben Hatchel

VPS European Continental Champions
Rune Glifberg (Den)
Amelia Brodka (Pol)
Alex Sorgente, backside blunt.
Chloe Bernard, backside smith grind.
CJ Collins, frontsid flip disaster.
Chris Russell, boneless frontside invert.
CJ Collins, frontside ollie.
Zion Wright, smith stall.
Cory Juneau, front blunt.
Grant Taylor, backside air.
Kevin Kowalski, wallride to invert on the Tombstone
Tristan Rennie, lien air.
Pedro Barros, stalefish to tailslide on the Tombstone.
Tom Schaar, backside 360 ollie.
Tristan Rennie, backside blunt.


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