Cape Town plays host to top action sports talent

The vibrant city of Cape Town played host to an electrifying spectacle of athleticism and adrenaline as contestants from around the globe converged for Converse ULT.X at Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront. The event saw the world’s top freestyle BMX riders and South Africa’s best park skateboarders battling it out for supremacy in the African Champs.

Anthony Jeanjean (FRA) beat out Kevin Peraza (MEX and Boyd Hilder (AUS) to successfully defend his Converse ULT.X BMX title. His winning run of 92,75 was cheered on by the crowds for his unique lines and style. “I’m so happy to win this event again, it’s been a pretty good week with an amazing crowd. “I’m just happy to take the win again,” said an ecstatic Jeanjean.

Jeremy Mallot (USA) won the Pat Casey Best Trick award for his 180 Triple Tailwhip. Emotions were running high when Jeremy Mallot described this win. “This is one of the best events, everyone comes together and pushes it, it was a little windy towards the end, but we managed to make it work, and I’m so incredibly honoured to take home the Pat Casey Best Trick, this one was for him, and it was a trick he was an absolute legend at, so I’m glad that I stuck it. I took the slams for him and this one’s incredible. ”

It was an all Cape Town affair in the Converse ULT.X Skate final with Moses Adams edging out Ty Adams, and Ethan Cairns to claim the title. “Everything went so well today, I’m grateful to have reached the finals through qualifiers and semis. I’m at a loss for words, I’m a bit emotional at the moment, but really glad with the win.”

Durban’s Khule Ngubane ensured that Cape Town didn’t take a clean sweep in the skate discipline, winning the best trick for his Nollie Bigspin Back Lip over the rail. “I’m super stoked to win the best trick, it’s an awesome way to start the new year, a big shout out to all the brands that supported this event to make it happen!” said an elated Ngubane.

Converse ULT.X is the pinnacle of action sports events in South Africa, attracting top local and international talent in BMX and skateboarding. Since its inception in Cape Town in 2008, the event has become a celebrated platform for showcasing the best in action sports while fostering a community of athletes and fans.

“Every year the level gets raised, the skateboarding was on another level and the BMX boys went off, we couldn’t believe what we witnessed today. It was a great day of action sports here in the Mother City” said the event organizer, Markus Müesler from Old School Productions.

Converse ULT.X is proudly supported by Suzuki, Monster Energy and Swatch.



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