In February 2007, I left for China to do shows in an amusement park for 11 months, totally unaware that that experience would change my life forever, I now find myself going to China 2-3 times a year, I speak and read a fluent Chinese Mandarin and run some bmx teams in China!
Today also saw the BMX Flatland finals, where the top competitors had 3 minutes to prove to the judges why they should be on the podium. Taking first place was Quebecois Jean-William Prevost, demonstrating his unique vision of flatland BMX with high velocity rotations and precise back wheel control.
When asked how his winning run came together, he said: “I felt like I knew what I had to do and stepped outside of myself, like my personal meditation. Training for this, I locked myself up all night and practised in the -40 degree winters in Canada so the movements weren’t stressful because I’ve done them millions of times before.”
DUB - Filippakos Kosmidis in Liverpool. You may know him by the name Filip Baf but don't be alarmed, it's the same guy and he's back with a stormer of an edit for DUB. We bumped into him while he was over from Greece at the recent jam those guys threw in Liverpool and his knuckles were destroyed after the wild opening clip. Dude put in serious work throughout. Hopefully we'll get to see him come back to the UK soon and handle that beast.
FISE World in Montpellier is a contest about the crowd. And that goes for flatland as well. The grass bank is completely filled up when the finals take place and they see Canada's Jean-William Prevost take the win from the Frenchies. Matthias Dandois holds on for second place while Benjamin Hudson from Santiago, Chile steps on the podium for spot number 3. First place qualifier Alex Jumelin couldn't hold it together and gets 5th right behind multiple world champion Viki Gomez. 1- Jean-William Prevost 2- Matthias Dandois 3- Benjamin Hudson 4- Viki Gomez