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Fabiola da Silva - Inline Skating Action Sports Champion

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Fabiola da Silva - Inline Skating Action Sports Champion
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Fabiola da Silva is a Seasoned Pro Skater:

Fabiola da Silva has been inline skating since 1988 and turned pro in the vert and street competitive disciplines in 1996.

Fabiola da Silva Has a Double Back Flip :

Her favorite aggressive stunts are the flatspin and the double back flip. In 2005, she was the first woman to land a double back flip on a vert ramp.

Fabiola's Career Highlights:

Bright spots in Fabiola da Silva's skating career include eight X Games medals, including seven Gold and one Silver Medal. She has been a Gravity Games Champion four times and also played the stunt double for Gabriella in the movie "Brink."

Da Silva Has Skating Heroes:

Her favorite skaters are Arlo Eisenberg, Cesar Mora, Chris Edward and Mat Hoffman.

X Games Placements:

Fabiola is the most decorated female inline event athlete in X Games history.
  • 2004 Latin X Games - Vert: 2nd
  • 2003 X Games - Women's Park: 1st
  • 2002 Latin X Games - Vert: 2nd
  • 2001 X Games - Women's Vert: 1st
  • 2000 X Games - Women's Vert

Other Event Placements:

Fabiola has achieved success in many other events and tours, too.
  • 2008 S3 Supergirl Jam, Huntington Beach, CA - Rail Jam: 5th
  • 2007 Action Sports World Tour, San Diego, CA - Vert: 6th
  • 2006 Action Sports US Vert Championship, San Diego, CA - Vert: 4th
  • 2006 Action Sports World Tour, Richmond, VA - Vert: 6th
  • 2004 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking - Women's Park: 4th, Vert: 5th
  • 2003 Gravity Games - Men's Vert: 6th
  • 2001 Pro Tour Year-End Ranking - Women's Street/Park: 1st
  • 2001 ASA World Championships - Women's Street: 2nd
  • 2001 Gravity Games - Women's Vert: 1st , Street 2nd

Fabiola is a Known Celebrity on Inline Skates:

Fabiola da Silva is an attractive, smart and talented athlete who was born on June 18, 1979 in São Paulo, Brazil. She began skating at age 15 when she found herself in the company of aggressive skating friends. She enjoyed skating and learned fast enough to enter the professional skating world in 1996. Nicknamed Fabby, she competes on the LG Action Sports World Tour and has received over fifty medals in their events. In seven years of X Games competitions from 1996 to 2001, she earned six Gold Medals and one Silver Medal, making her the most decorated female athlete in X Games history.

By 2002, her level of skating skill was so high that inline promoters had to allow limited gender integration at the professional level of the sport. The Aggressive Skaters Association created a "Fabiola Rule" to allow women to compete in vert competitions that were traditionally all-male. Fabiola's level of success in a male-dominated sport showed that she could skate with the best inlineskaters in the world regardless of gender.

Now, Fabiola da Silva has placed in the top ten several times in events when she has skated against men. She was the first woman to ever land a double back flip on a vert ramp in 2005, and only a few of male can do this stunt. She competes at the highest level on the half-pipe, she also skates park course lines. Fabiola has appeared on MTV's Switched and Jimmy Kimmel Live and she has been in negotiation with a movie production company that is considering making her life story into a film.

Fabiola has received over fifty inline skating medals on the LG Action Sports World Tour:
  • 2008 LG Action Sports World Championships - Street: 3rd, Vert: 3rd
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships - Street: 3rd (female)
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships - Vert: 10th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Championships - Vert: 4th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour - Street: 3rd (female)
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour - Vert: 6th, Street 4th
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour - Vert: 8th, Street: 3rd (female)
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour - Street: 2nd (female)
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour - Vert: 9th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Championship - Vert: 4th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports US Championship - Vert: 3rd
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour - Vert: 5th
  • 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour - Vert: 5th
  • 2004 LG Action Sports World Championships - Women's Park: 1st
  • 2003 LG Action Sports World Championships - Women's Park: 2nd

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