Oscar Scherlin wins Red Bull PlayStreets 2008

February 18th, 2008

1410 cubic metres of snow was processed in order to bring the freestyle skiers into the city centre. The athletes demonstrated acrobatics, creativity and style on the most demanding freestyle skiing course in Europe.

"I have never experienced anything like this. I have never skied such a difficult course, and I have never shown my skills in front of this kind of setting. I am speechless", HEAD freeskier Oscar Scherlin from Sweden barely managed to put his victory into words.

Scherlin dominated the competition right from the onset and managed to convince the four-person jury. In both the quarter and semi final, the youngster secured the top score. In the final duel between himself and Russ Henshaw, Scherlin managed to drive a comfortable 28 point margin home on the 400-meter course. Last year's champion, Charles Gagnier (CAN) had to concede defeat as early as the quarter final.

source: http://www.redbull.at