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Sven Thorgren Dominates The Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest 2011


Riders from Chile, Argentina, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway and Austria competed in the second edition of the Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest 2011, hosted in Valle Nevado, Chile. The event was dominated again by swedish talent Sven Thorgren who won for the second time, conquering a free invitation to the Protest World Rookie Finals 2012, held in Ischgl, Austria. Next weekend the Tour will move to Australia for the last stop of the Southern Hemisphere leg. The slopestyle consisted of a kink rail, 2 kickers and a transfer kicker. For the groms section, riders between 8 and 14 years old, there was a second line with smaller obstacles. Among the male rookies, Sven Thorgren (SWE) dominated with solid runs including 720 and his unmistakable bs rodeo. Male rookies Martin Mikyska (CZE) and Harvard Bergheim (NOR) also made it to the podium. Norwegian rising star Fridtjof Sather, even if in grom age group, decided to compete in the rookie category and ended up in 4th place. Thomas Gonazales was the best Chilean rookie and was awarded with an invitation to the Protest World Rookie Finals 2012 to be held in Ischgl, Austria in April 2012. Among the groms Federico Chiaradio from Argentina won an invitation to the next edition of the legendary Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno, January 2012.