Brazil’s Felipe Gustavo finished third in the men’s final of the second leg of the World Skate Street League (SLS). The final was played tonight (GMT) in Lake Havasu, Arizona, United States.
The victory of the stage went to the American Nyja Huston, the world ranking leader. He was followed by compatriot Dashavan Jordan. Another Brazilian, Lucas Rabelo, took sixth place in the decision.
Felipe Gustavo and Lucas Rabelo were the Brazilians among eight finalists this Saturday – Olympic medalist Calvin Hoefler was knocked out in the semi-finals. Both performed well, but failed to beat the Americans.
Felipe Gustavo took the podium with 26.3 in the sum of the three best notes. He even got a score of 9 in a maneuver (see video below) that ensured him in contention for a Top 4 final, which entitles Classifukadis skaters to two more attempts. Rabello, with 23.6, was out of the way after one lap and four maneuvers.
The show, however, was up to Nyja Huston. The American, the greatest champion of the mods, stayed on the track and won the handout with a total of 27.3. Dashavan Jordan scored 26.8 runs.
Earlier, Brazilian Resa Leal won the second consecutive stage in the SLS and made history by becoming the first woman to achieve the feat in the same year.
The next phase of SLS is scheduled for November 13 and 14 in Jacksonville, Florida (USA).