2. International German WCMX Championship in Berlin
18th of May 2019: International German Championship in Wheelchairskating in Berlin
After the successful first championship in Hamburg last year, the International German WCMX Championship will take place in the German capital this year. On the 18th of May the Skatehalle Berlin on the RAW area will be the competition location.
WCMX is perhaps better known as wheelchair skating. Especially in the USA WCMX has already found many fans, in Germany and Europe WCMX is still one of the unknown marginal sports.
Like skateboarding or BMX riding, wheelchair skating is about climbing skate ramps.
2. International German WCMX Championship
The international championship, which will take place in Berlin this year, will also bring forth the German champion (female and male) in wheelchair skating. The international participants will first be divided into five different divisions, in which they will then start and be judged: Division 1 (men), Division 2 (women), Division 3 (advanced from 16 years), Division 4 (advanced under 16 years) and Division 5 (kids). The first two divisions are for the “professionals” who want to participate in the open class.
The reigning German champion of Division 1 is our IRIEMEMBER David Lebuser, who took 3rd place in last year’s international competition and will certainly be at the top again this year. The current defending champion of Division 1 is the Dutchman Kevin van Ekert. In the women’s division 2, Lisa Schmidt defends the German championship. She also finished 3rd in an international comparison. The current World Champion of Division 2 is Lily Rice from Great Britain.
In Division 3, Timon Luu from Cologne was crowned German Champion, but overall he had to admit defeat to the Dutchman Dorian Baghuis.
The competition 2019 is organized by the non-profit association “Drop In e.V.” in Berlin in cooperation with the German Wheelchair Sports Association. Patron is Katharina Witt, one of the most successful figure skaters of all time.
A big program surrounding the championship
In addition to the actual competition, the WCMX Championship also has a large supporting programme, which extends over three days.
On Friday (17.05.) the Skatehalle Berlin is only open for the registered participants to practice, on Saturday (18.05.) the tricks and stunts of the drivers can be cheered at the competition, then also by the public audience. After the award ceremony, there will also be an afterskateparty at the RAW area.
On Sunday there will be the spot tour through Berlin under the motto “WCMX durch Berlin” , during which the best skateparks in Berlin will be visited and, of course, a visit to a kebab stand will be a must 😉
WCMX Community gets bigger and bigger
In the USA, the sport already has a large number of active athletes and a large fan base. Only 5 years ago David Lebuser was the only active wheelchair rider in Germany, meanwhile there is already a real community. Also in Germany the sport is getting more and more popular, which is also due to the International German WCMX Championship.
We are happy to support this project and therefore the event is also -friendly supported by IRIEDAILY- 🙂