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Inline Figure Skating is Alive in Taiwan

By November 20, 2008

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Every season inline figure skating gets better. The inline freeskating short and long program participants at the 2008 World Championship in Kaohsiung, Taiwan enjoyed the support of teammates and an enthusiastic crowd of local college students and families. There are also new comers in the event including young Vivian Moreira and Diego Dores from Brazil. This season, there were no long shots. All participants came armed with good quality content, well designed programs and the specialized inline figure skating equipment needed to support their efforts. The costumes were pretty swell, too.

Women's Inline Final Placements
  1. Silvia Marangoni, ITA
  2. Kristen Slade, AUS
  3. Hsin, Chia-Ling, TPE
  4. Shauna McCullough, USA
  5. Melisa Marcon, ARG
  6. Natalie Motley, USA
  7. Chen, I-Ching, TPE
  8. Melanie Bernhard, SUI
  9. Sarah-Jane Jones, NZL
  10. Vivian Moreira, BRA
  11. Aleesha Hanczakowski, AUS
Men's Inline Final Placements
  1. Eric Traounez, FRA
  2. Carlos Urquia, ARG
  3. Marco Viotto, ITA
  4. Gustavo Casado De Melo, BRA
  5. Philip Gibson, USA
  6. Huang, Chin-Wei, TPE
  7. Leonardo Maidana, ARG
  8. Diego Dores, BRA
  9. Lee Chun, TPE
The next big inline figure skating event will be the Open International de Paris in January, 2009. Hopefully, many of the World competitors will support this event, hosted by Jean-Pierre Faugère, to increase their competitive experience and grow the inline figure sports.

If you have links to any of these or other inline figure skating events or performances in any discipline, feel free to send them via email for possible inclusion in the inlineskating site.

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