What an epic start to a history-making season! Monster Energy congratulates team rider Nyjah Huston on claiming first place at Stop One of the 2019 Street League Skateboarding World Tour at Copper Box Arena in London, UK. Dominating a high-pressure final featuring the world’s best street skateboarders, the 24-year-old from Laguna Beach, California, took the win in what was also the first official qualifier event for skateboarding’s debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Now that SLS acts as the direct Olympics qualifier for the Street Skateboarding discipline, the field of riders this weekend was more international than ever in Street League history. In partnership with World Skate, the official governing body for skateboarding in the Olympics, each SLS World Tour stop this season includes a Global Open Qualifier for a chance to collect Olympic ranking points. In London, a total of 164 skaters from 45 national teams entered the Global Open and only the 10 best riders advanced into Saturday’s quarterfinals, where they met the highest-ranking SLS pros.