Ultimate X Championships

Ultimate X is the annual extreme sports event that happens once a year in South Africa including action sports such as Skateboarding, BMX and Freestyle motocross. This event has been held for over 10 years and can almost be classified as "X Games Africa"

Brandon Valjalo has gotten on the podium for the past 3 consecutive years in which he won the 2017 Ultimate X Championship which was held at Grandwest Arena in Cape Town. The event consisted of Africas best skateboarders from South Africa, Morocco, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and more. There were also a few international skateboarders that participated from the United States of America and the Czech Republic.

The following year Ultimate X changed locations to Sun City Resort in the North West Province. The Skatepark consisted of a perfect street section as well as a gnarly BMX section in which Brandon Valjalo made use of the entire course. In the end the competition was tight and Brandon Valjalo finished in 2nd place behind Americas own Zander Gabriel. Valjalo was the highest ranked African athlete as well as the only African athlete to finish on the podium where Tomas Vintr from the Czech Republic came 3rd.    

Ultimate X 2019 returned to Sun City for its second consecutive year. The format of the competition has changed from a run format to a single line format consisting of 2 or 3 tricks maximum in a line before you reset at the top of the ramps again. Valjalo qualified through to the finals in 1st place but in the finals he struggled to make it happen. After bailing his first 2 out of 5 attempts, Valjalo needed to make sure he landed his next 3 lines if he wanted a chance at the podium. Valjalo managed to put down 2 perfect lines which got him onto the podium in 3rd place.

 


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