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2003 Los Angeles X Games
Inline Park Wrap-Up Report
Bruno Lowe and
Fabiola da Silva
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LOWE AND DA SILVA CLAIM TOP IN-LINE SKATE HONORS
International line-up reigns at Park during Menís and Womenís Final
LOS ANGELES ≠ A host of European competitors stormed past two-time
defending champion American
Jaren Grob to claim all three medals
in the Aggressive In-Line Skate Park Menís Final. Representing
Brazil, six-time X Games gold medallist
Fabiola da Silva snagged
the gold in the Aggressive In-Line Skate Park Womenís Final for
the first time since X Games VI in 2000.
Bruno Lowe took control of the contest on his
second run to post an impressive 90.25, finishing just ahead of
Stephane Alfano (87.75), and well beyond two-time
defending Aggressive In-Line Skate Park gold medallist
(72.75), who finished 12th.
"In-Line Skate is not very popular in Europe," said Lowe, who
won his first X Games gold after coming in second place at X Games
VIII in 2002, "I hope today can help change that."
"Itís cool to have Europeans in the top three positions," said
Sven Boekhorst, a native of the Netherlands,
echoing Loweís sentiment on a day when the highest-ranking American
in the menís contest was fifth ranked Ben Weis (83.00). The speedy
Stephane Alfano, of France, captured the Aggressive
In-Line Skate Park Menís silver, nailing a breathtaking Corkscrew
900 to solidify his place among the medal-winners.
After a disappointing first run,
Fabiola da Silva went all out on
her second run (60.50), immediately landing a 540 into a flawless
forward 360, lacing up her run with an Alley-oop Soul.
a native of Great Britain, finished a close second with a score of
Martina Svobodova, who won gold at X Games VIII, nabbed the
bronze medal with a score of 58.00.
"My first run was okay, but my second run I gave everything,"
said da Silva after being awarded the gold, "My Dad is not here today,
but he is up there watching me and I am glad for that."
Inline Park Men - Final Results
Inline Park Women - Final Results
See Also Results For
Inline Vert (Men and Women Combined)
2003 Summer X Games - All Events
Aggressive Inline at the 2003 Summer X Games
Aggressive Inline at the 2004 Summer X Games
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