Picture credit: Scalp; Rider: Arthur Longo

There was a lot of action today at the Billabong World Junior Pro in Leysin and the sunny weather made it an epic day of riding!
Both qualifications and semi-finals were on today for boys and girls. At the end of the day we are left with 9 girls and 9 guys who will battle it off tomorrow for the title of World Jr Champ.
Arthur Longo from France pulled out the most impressive run of the day with huge airs, smooth landings and a front flip out of the rail. “It was a super cool day! I had a good run, I’m happy. I did a Backside 720 on the table, then I got into the pipe with the hip, I did three airs, a Backside 540, a frontside 900, then I took the flat rail and a front flip off to finish!”
Arthur is definitly the favorite to take the title…but we’ll have to wait and see as the other finalists have all had strong runs.

The Tristan Picot Memorial will also be awarded to the most outstanding rider of the week.

For a list of the riders qualified for the finals, click below.

Girls/Qualified for the Finals
1 Hucal Marie USA
2 Laukkanen Hanna FIN
3 Thovex Mirabelle FRA
4 Langbroek Mandy NL
5 Sadlowski Diana POL
6 Putschert Nadja SUI
7 Berg Alex USA
8 Mouthon Anouck FRA
9 Paumola Heidi FIN

Boys/Qualified for the Finals:
1 April Franck CAN
2 Longo Arthur FRA
3 Lundmark Micael SWE
4 Hodgson Murray CAN
5 Sibayan Nick USA
6 De Lange Wouter BEL
7 Daneau Mathieu CAN
8 Gidlund Andreas SWE
9 Ikonen Sami FIN