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SEA Games: Christiana Means finally captures gold in skateboarding

By Jonas Terrado

The Philippines picked up three gold medals on the final day of skateboarding competitions held in Tagaytay City and Maragondon, Cavite.

Christiana Nicole Means wins against Indonesia in Skateboarding Game of S.K.A.T.E. event semis during the SEA Games at Sigtuna Hall, Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay, December 4, 2019 (Rio Leonelle Deluvio / Canon 1DX Mark II with 70-200mm f2.8 lens)

Christiana Nicole Means (Rio Leonelle Deluvio / Canon 1DX Mark II with 70-200mm f2.8 lens)

Fil-American Christiana Means finally won the gold by claiming the women’s park event at the Tagaytay City Extreme Sports Complex.

Jojit Francisco ruled the men’s side of the event at the same venue while Jaime de Lange took the men’s downhill in Maragondon.

Overall, skateboarding collected five golds with Margielyn Didal leading the way with two in the women’s game of skate and street events.

Means scored 11.20 points to beat Cinta Nyimas (10.76) and Neepa Pramesti (8.10) of Indonesia.

The 23-year-old earlier settled for silver in the two events won by Didal.

Francisco took the gold in the men’s side after recording 42.20 points, beating out Indonesia’s Jason Lijnzaat (33.33) and Thailand’s Brian Van Upapong (26.33).

Source: Manila Bulletin

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