The International Skateboarding Federation held their World Championships Saturday at Boston’s TD Garden, and Gaby Ponce won the vert and Leticia Bufoni took home the park title.
As a relative newcomer on the pro vert scene, 18-year-old Ponce unseated reigning champ Lyn-Z Adams to take the win and become the 2010 women’s ISF World Champion for vert. And she could hardly believe the outcome herself.
“I didn’t expect it, you know, because I’m the new kid out here,” Ponce said. “I’m just so grateful, and especially to my parents for supporting me.”
But it was her solid tricks that got her the win, including a kickflip indy, a gay twist and a lez twist. She improved upon her second-place finish at last year’s event to take the win this year.
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