We left him frustrated in the heat of Tokyo in July 2021. His sixth Olympic place, after finishing first in qualifying, felt unfinished.
“In charge of revenge, I will train a little more”, he then dropped.
A year and a half later, the promise is kept.
Aurélien Giraud realized a first dream this Sunday by becoming world champion in street skateboarding.
The 25-year-old from Lyon won the title at the skatepark in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
He won ahead of the Portuguese Gustavo Ribeiro (267.38 pts).
As a reminder, his discipline consists of skating on a street-like course with stairs, curbs, slopes and ramps.
💥 𝗔𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝘂 🔵⚪ 🔵⚪️🔴
Aurélien Giraud wins the title of world champion 🛹 Street🏆apre a completely crazy final! #Frollerskateboard |
— FF Roller Skateboarding (@FFRollerSkate) February 5, 2023
The winner of the 2019 Dew Tour is preparing for the Paris Olympics (J-537) in the best possible way.
Beyond the prestige and the prize list, it takes a big step towards qualification.
He had already finished second at the Rome World Cup.
Aurelien Giraud is FLYING!
— The Olympic Games (@Olympics) February 5, 2023
Addicted to competition and the adrenaline it generates, Aurélien Giraud does not neglect the pleasure of surveying many underground sites.
Star of social networks, the Frenchman shares many mop videos with his 639,000 subscribers on Instagram.
“I don't really have an opinion on whether or not we stick to the idea we have of the Games, he said before Tokyo.
But I don't think we're going to lose our freedom.
As in all sports, some are there for passion, others just for titles and medals.
He does both, and now with worldwide success since this golden Sunday.