- Daniel Dhers: two crowns in a row. The Olympic medalist revalidates the title in the BMX Men’s Park on sunday
- Thrilling end of day with the craziest jumps at the Action Space Mega Ramp
The second day of Extreme Barcelona 2021 was held at Parc del Fòrum under a shinning sun that accompanied the sports competitions and live music performances. The public has turned out to cheer on the athletes in a second day of full house, with 3,000 spectators, maximum capacity allowed by the covid.
The men’s BMX Park final was one of the most acclaimed, with the participation of Olympic athletes Daniel Dhers and Kenneth Tencio, showing their best tricks. The Venezuelan Olympian won the gold medal, fulfilling the predictions and demonstrating why he is still one of the best riders on the international scene, with a score of 87.33 points, winning over Argentina’s Jose “Maligno” Torres and Latvia’s Ernests Zëbolds, who completed the podium.
In the women’s competition has won the Colombian Lizsurley Villegas, followed by her sister, QueenSaray Villegas and Teresa Fernádez-Miranda from Valladolid, the first and only Spanish medal in this edition of Extreme Barcelona.
The street final of the Scooter World Championship, postponed to Sunday because of rain, has provided a show to remember. The champion has been the French Lucas DiMeglio, who has made the most perfect round in the history of Scooter. Finland’s Niko Kylmälä and France’s Auguste Pellaud took silver and bronze.
But the main stage of the day was Central Park, where the men’s and women’s finals of the Scooter World Cup were held. British domination with gold medals for the English Jordan Clark, in the men’s category, and Lucy Evans in the women’s category. In men, the silver went to the American Cody Flom, followed by the English Jayden Sharman, while in the women’s final, the Americans Claire Parks and the 2019 world champion Beca Ortiz accompanied Evans on the podium.
The final sporting climax was provided by the Action Space Mega Ramp with the BMX and Scooter event. Only the most daring dared to climb the 12-meter platform from which the jumps started. Combinations of three turns with somersaults and double somersaults made the audience go crazy. The prize of 7,500 euros went to Roomet Säälik in BMX and Richard Zelinka on a scooter.
From the street to the stage: rap and trap music lifts the younger audience
The 11th edition of Extreme brought urban trends from the street to the stage with the imagin Flex Moments, 15-minute rap and trap concerts, held between the competitions in the same parks, to integrate music and culture in the same space.
But the grand finale of the day was the freestyle battle, Young Blood, by Urban Roosters. Music took over from sports in Central Park, once the competitions were over, and the eight Young Blood finalists, pre-selected online, showed their best verbal and improvisational skills on stage. The icing on the cake was provided by renowned FMS singers Blon and Khan in a final battle with the finalists for the most applauded rhyme.
The wide range of sports and cultural offerings of Extreme Barcelona 2021, has been accompanied by activities for all audiences: mini ramps, skate park, space for children by the hand of Hot Wheels, basketball competitions in the Plaza 3×3 Caixabank in addition to the wide range of gastronomic offerings of food trucks. A well-deserved return to the city’s most important urban music and sports festival.