Teutonia Awarded 2013 IGSA World Championship
Petaluma, California - The International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) have announced that the 12th IGSA World Championship for Downhill Skateboarding and Street Luge will be held in Teutonia, Brazil November 15-17, 2013
Located is in Southern Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Teutonia is revered as the fastest downhill skateboarding track in the world. Competitors reach speeds of 115 km/h (73 mph) in downhill skateboarding while street luge speeds have exceeded 130 km/h (81 mph). After joining the IGSA World Cup circuit in 2008, Teutonia has hosted IGSA World Cup races for the past five consecutive years including the 2011 IGSA World Championship.
Silva Wins, Clinches IGSA World Cup Series Championship
Kogelberg, South Africa - Douglas Silva was the winner of today's Hot Heels Africa IGSA World Cup Series finale in Kogelberg, South Africa. The victory clinched the 2012 IGSA World Cup Series Open Downhill Skateboarding Championship for the veteran skater from Brazil. Silva's Championship is the first for a skater from South America and also marks the fist time it has been won by a skater outside of North America or Europe. Silva had two World Cup wins (France, South Africa), a second place in Australia and three third place World Cup finishes in his Championship season.
Silva Qualifies #1
Kogelberg, South Africa - Day one kicked off late morning, after registration and greeting new riders. Riders only had practise runs on day one, getting to know the hill and getting accustomed to the conditions.
The racetrack is nestled in a valley, causing the default south-easterly wind to twist, turn and get turbulent around the curves of the mountains. Riders were getting used to head, tail and cross-winds, all in a single run. After a successful day and a few spills, riders retreated to the Hangklip Hotel for showers, nourishment and some character building.