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Davies Becomes Three-Time World Champion
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Brianne Davies shows the winning form of a 3X World Champion.  Photo Matthias Lang

Hungerzell, Germany- Brianne Davies continued her reign as the World Best Female Downhill Skateboarder by winning her third World Championship in a row Saturday.  She became the first competitor in any IGSA division to win three consecutive World Championships.  Downhill Skateboarder Martin Siegrist and Classic Luge Michael Serek are the only other three-time IGSA World Champions.

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Kristina Engstrand finishes her first qualifying run.  Photo Liz Kinnish

Davies received some stiff competition from Sweden’s Kristina Engstrand in Thursday’s first qualifying session.  Davies time of 3:03.449 was only 1/100th of a second quicker than Engstrand’s 3:03.459.  Engstrand has really improved her skating over the off-season and seemed be a legitimate threat to Davies.

Women’s Downhill Skateboarding

1st Run Qualifying Leaders
 1. Brianne Davies, Canada                        3:03.449
2. Kristina Engstrand, Sweden                   3:03.459
3. Dominique Vukorep, Canada                 3:07.279
4. Jolanda Vogler, Switzerland                   3:09.151
5. Dasha Kornienko, Canada/Ukraine       3:09.323

The much anticipated showdown between Davies and Engstrand in the second qualifying run never materialized.  Engstrand crashed on her second run while Davies rose to the challenge and delivered a crushing performance of 2:59.501 cutting nearly four seconds off of her previous days time!  Davies went into race as the heavy favorite to win her third Women’s Downhill Skateboarding World Championship in a row.

 Women’s Downhill Skateboarding

Final Qualifying Leaders

 1. Brianne Davies, Canada                          2.59.501

2. Kristina Engstrand, Sweden                     3:03.459
3. Jolanda Vogler, Switzerland                     3:05.503
4. Dominique Vukorep, Canada                   3:07.279
5. Dasha Kornienko, Canada/Ukraine         3:09.323

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Kristina Engstrand leads Dasha Kornienko in the Women's Final. Photo Pierre Gamby 

In Saturday’s World Championship Final, there was simply no stopping Davies.  She lined up against 2006 & 2007 World Champion Vogler, 2009 IGSA World Cup Series Champion Kornienko and number two qualifier Engstrand.  Right from the start Davies simply pulled away and left the other three skaters racing for second place.  Kornienko finished in second and Vogler third.  Number three qualifier Dominique Vukorep was forced to miss the race when she became ill with a stomach virus on Saturday.  Brianne dedicated her World Championship victory to her friend Glenna Evans who was killed in a longboarding accident a week ago. 

The ladies will be back in action next week in France for the third round of the 2010 IGSA World Cup Series.

Women’s Downhill Skateboarding

Final Results

1. Brianne Davies, Canada

2. Dasha Kornienko, Canada/Ukraine
3. Jolanda Vogler, Switzerland
4. Kristina Engstrand, Sweden
5. Kim Edwards, Great Britain

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Women's DH Skateboarding Podium: L-R 2nd Dasha Kornienko, 1st Brianne Davies, 3rd Jolanda Vogler.  Photo Marcus Rietema
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