Join us live from Japan this weekend for WST Street World Championship Tokyo 2023!

Written by Niall Neeson

This Sunday, December 17th 2023, Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum will host the WST Street World Championship! 

The event, which is the World Skateboarding Tour’s first-ever Japanese stop, will see more than 150 men and 74 women skating head-to-head for the title of World Champion, and contributes the highest allocation of overall ranking points toward the upcoming Olympic Games in France during the summer of 2024.

The WST Tokyo World Championship 2023 is the fifth Olympic qualification event of the World Skate Skateboarding calendar leading up to Paris 2024 (previous WST stops were WST Rome 2022, WST Sharjah 2022, WST Rome 2023 and WST Lausanne 2023). 

Both divisions are awarded equal status and share of the whopping $250,000 prize money- and we are broadcasting live from the semi-finals and finals on Saturday and Sunday!

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The format is the best 45-second run of two plus two best tricks of five attempts, each scored out of 100 for a maximum theoretical score of 300.

You can watch the all-action semi-finals and finals this Saturday and Sunday on a variety of platforms:

Early news is that with reigning Men’s champion Aurelien Giraud not in attendance, at least one new World Champion will be crowned this weekend. Be sure to join us on Instagram for daily updates and join us this Saturday and Sunday to see it all unfold in real time!

Broadcast begins 11.30AM (Saturday 16th semi-finals) and 2PM (Sunday 17th finals) JST- Google for time differences where you are!