Munich is a wrap! A Huge Congrats to Chris Cole on his first Street League Skateboarding tour win, where he dominated the concrete course with Bavarian-like structures at the X Games Munich. In front of a huge crowd of screaming German fans, Cole delivered a mind-blowing barrage of technical skating and rolled away with a gold medal.
Cole’s win today backs up his recent second place victory at the Street League Skateboarding event in Kansas City earlier this month. The next SLS stop is in Portland and then on to the X Games LA and the finals in New Jersey.
“I am super stoked,” said Cole – and you know what…I have been trying to do this for a long time so I can stop worrying because I skate better when I stop worrying so now it is just the beginning.”
Cole scored an 8.8 in the Control Section landing a switch 270 front blunt on the long rail. The only skater to land four of the six attempts in the Impact Section, and after missing the third and the fourth attempts, Cole knew he had to step it up and needed something huge if he was to take gold. He delivered with a 180 switch crook on his fifth run taking an 8.3 and ultimately edged out Rodriguez with his final run stomping a 360 flip to 5050 on the big hubba giving him a 9.0 – nailing the (HST) highest score-trick in the Impact Section.
Cole netted out with a final score of 51.3 and Rodriguez finished at 43.3.
1 Chris Cole
2 Paul Rodriguez
3 Luan Oliveira
4 Sean Malto
5 Torey Pudwill
6 Shane O’neill
7 Ishod Wair
8 Peter Ramondetta