The Parc del Forum welcomed more than 32,500 people over the weekend to watch extreme sports
Some of the finals were won by Spanish medallists such as Daniela and Ivet Terol, Paloma Cantillo, Pau Sala, Daniel Peñafiel, Teresa Fernandez, Erik Cugat, Harriet Portugal, Juanje Trujillo, BGirl Lola and BBoy lil Dani
Extreme Barcelona celebrated its 15th anniversary last weekend with one of the best line-up of competitions in its history: 4 Olympic sports such as skateboarding, BMX, Braking and 3×3 basketball, plus scooter, PARABMX, freestyle battles, concerts and much more. The event, which was free of charge, was attended by more than 32,500 people throughout the weekend, with more than 400 athletes from 38 different nationalities competing.
The road to Olympism
Since the birth of this event in 2008, SevenMila has worked to take Extreme Barcelona to new heights, making it a pillar of the world of extreme urban sports and entertainment in the city of Barcelona, which over time has established itself as the largest urban sports event in southern Europe.
15 years later, the main goal has been achieved, and the event has become a mainstay where some athletes manage to achieve their dreams by hanging important medals around their necks.
The highlight of this edition of Extreme Barcelona was undoubtedly the intensity and excitement that permeated all the competitions. The riders and their tricks in BMX, Skateboarding and Scootering, as well as the exciting Spanish Breaking Championship on the Urban Stage, certainly kept the audience on their toes.
The Central Park Scooter and BMX finals also kept the crowds excited, and Spain’s Teresa Fernandez shone as she took second place in BMX UCI C1 WOMEN, competing against Olympic athletes. This feat added to her victory in the Spanish Freestyle BMX Women’s Championships, bringing her one step closer to her dream of participating in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Who also stood out
The Street Plaza finals of Scootering, BMX, PARABMX and Skateboarding demonstrated the diversity of talent in these urban sports with the Terol sisters as protagonists, who stood out in Skateboarding Women.
The agency presented for the first time an adapted sports modality with PARABMX, supported by Proyecto 111 and 360bs.
In addition to the competitions, the 15th anniversary of Extreme Barcelona offered music and activities in the Parc del Forum, such as basketball games organised by Ball In and Basket 3×3 Caixabank. The Movistar-sponsored cash4tricks allowed participants to show off their Skate, Scooter and BMX skills while competing for cash prizes.
A reference in urban culture
The electrifying atmosphere at Extreme Barcelona 2023 was a testament to the team’s commitment to delivering the best possible experience. The event encompassed a wide range of activities and urban entertainment, including a market area that not only featured unique products, but also offered a high-end music experience courtesy of Stalow.
The 15th Anniversary celebration attracted a huge audience for Breakdancing, with the Spanish Break Championships taking place on Saturday, a sport that will become an Olympic sport in Paris 2024. More than 100 athletes competed in various categories, and the victory of 15 year old BGirl Lola was celebrated by a very enthusiastic audience.
The resounding success of the 15th Anniversary of Extreme Barcelona not only celebrates the passion of extreme urban sports, but also highlights the commitment to the promotion of these sports now that they will be protagonists in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and their consolidation as an event rooted in the city of Barcelona after 15 years of unforgettable editions.