Fri Sep 8, 2017 06:24PM
Iranian female skater La’ya Arabi
Iranian female skater La’ya Arabi

Iranian male and female skaters have put on great performances at the 2017 World Roller Games Championships in China, and managed to receive three medals, including one gold, at the international tournament.

Taraneh Ahmadi stole the show in the speed slalom competitions of the junior women category at the Youth Olympic Sports Park Gymnasium in China’s eastern-central coastal city of Nanjing, and claimed the top spot.

She was followed by Ting Yu En and Liu Chiao His, both from Chinese Taipei, in the second and third places respectively.

Ali Shojaei Barjouei also participated in the junior men speed slalom contests, and secured the third position to earn a bronze medal.

China’s Yu Jun Yan finished first and struck the gold medal, while Chen Yu-Hsiang from Chinese Taipei finished his campaign as the vice champion and got the silver.

Later in the day, La’ya Arabi could win the silver medal in the speed slalom competitions of the senior women section.

Arabi followed Chen Bei-Yi from Chinese Taipei at the top of the chart. Lo Pei-Yu, another skater from Chinese Taipei, rounded off the podium and got the bronze medal.

Freestyle slalom skating is a highly technical field of skating. It involves carrying out tricks around a straight line of equally spaced cones. The most common spacing used in competitions is 80 centimeters. Larger competitions, though, feature lines spaced at 50 centimeters and 120 centimeters.

The 2017 World Roller Games Championships started in Nanjing, China, on August 26 and will conclude on September 10.

The sports event has brought together dozens of male and female roller skaters from various world countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, China, Ecuador, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico and Ukraine.