On Saturday 22nd April, the Malta Street Sport Association, in collaboration with the Malta Skateboarding Assocation and Urban Jungle, organised the first ever ‘Redbull – Mind the gap’ event in Malta. This is a skateboarding competiton held all over the world to promote street sports and to push the personal athlete limit in skateboarding.
Public participation was overwhelming as a couple hundred people filled Msida square and cheered on those who managed to land their trick. The competition had a large number of young athletes and so was split in beginners and advanced stages.
Marc Gauci winning the best trick and Braydon Borg winning biggest gap in beginners’ category. Sean Bowles won the best trick for the advanced catergory whilst Zach Perici Calascione won the biggest gap. Skateboarding is a highly inclusive sport, and we are happy to say that we had a large number of female skaters, with Alexandra Cali winning the ladies’ catergory.