Gustavo Ribeiro crowned 2022 Street League Skateboarding world champion

November 7, 2022 | Skateboarding
Gustavo Ribeiro: the Portuguese celebrates his maiden 2022 Street League Skateboarding Super Crown Championship title | Photo: SLS

Gustavo Ribeiro has taken out the 2022 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Super Crown World Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Portuguese skater dominated the final with 27.9 points, leaving Braden Hoban (27.7 points) and Chris Jolin (27.2 points) in the silver and bronze podium places.

Ribeiro conquered his maiden SLS title, the most prestigious professional street skating circuit, at Arena Carioca 1.

"This result reflects all the work I have been doing," expressed the 21-year-old.

"We always have to believe. If the mind says yes, no one can deny it. It's the triumph of believing that dreams can come true."

"I felt so much pressure that I just wanted to relax and be comfortable. I just wanted my tricks to work, and I still can't believe I did it."

Gustavo Ribeiro: the goofy-footer dominated the 2022 Street League Skateboarding season | Photo: SLS

A Historical Feat

The rider from Cascais reached the decisive eight-man final after surviving the previous cut in grand style.

Ribeiro kicked off the season with a third place in Jacksonville, followed by a seventh in Seattle and a victory in Las Vegas.

Gustavo Ribeiro, who turned professional at 19, represented his country in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In the final, the goofy-footer rode injured with a dislocated shoulder and finished eighth in skateboarding's first-ever Olympic appearance.

Rayssa Leal claimed the women's Street League Skateboarding Super Crown title.

The Brazilian powerhouse and Olympic runner-up in Tokyo2020 beat Funa Nakayama, Momiji Nishiya, Poe Pinson, and four other athletes in the showdown.

2022 Street League Skateboarding Super Crown World Championship | Finals

Men
1. Gustavo Ribeiro (POR) 27.9
2. Braden Hoban (USA) 27.7
3. Chris Jolin (USA) 27.2

Women
1. Rayssa Leal (BRA) 21.1
2. Funa Nakayama (JPN) 20.8
3. Momiji Nishiya (JPN) 19.2

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