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Two Olympic Qualifications Will Be Held In Sharjah's Aljada Skate Park In 2023

The governing organization for skateboarding, World Skate, has recently announced that two qualifying competitions for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics will take place at the Aljada Skate Park in Sharjah. The best skateboarders in the world will visit the UAE in early 2023 also as a result of the construction of the region's best skate park, which is one of the sports with the fastest global growth.

The two Road to Paris competitions are the Street 2022 World Championships, which will be held from January 29 to February 5, and the Park 2022 World Championships, which will be held from February 5 to 12. Both events underscore Sharjah's position as a new regional center for this fast growing sport and are being co-organized by World Skate and UAE-based master developer Arada.

The Sharjah competitions are a crucial stop on the road to Paris 2024 because it is the first time a pro-skating event of this caliber has ever been held in the Middle East. Over 300 professional athletes hoping to compete in the upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics must earn ranking points to be eligible by competing in a small number of events.

Some of the most well-known male and female skaters in the park discipline, like Keegan Palmer from Australia, Pedro Barros from Brazil, Cory Juneau from the United States, Sakura Yosuzumi and Kokona Hiraki from Japan, and Sky Brown from the United Kingdom, are invited. Jagger Eaton from the US, Kelvin Hoefler from Brazil, Momiji Nishya, Funa Nakayama, and Yuto Horigome from Japan, as well as Rayssa Leal from Brazil, are among the invited street specialists.

The Aljada Urban District, Sharjah's largest-ever project, is being built by Arada and includes Aljada Skate Park. The Aljada Skate Park Complex, which spans almost 8,500 square meters, currently consists of six different parks, ranging from a top-notch, Olympic-level street course and park construction designed by California Skateparks, complete with two deep ends (3.3 meters in height), all the way down to smaller bowls, street sections, snake runs, and beginner-level spaces.

The facility is presently open for riding until January 15 when the Olympic qualifying competitions start.

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