Local boy Dimitris ‘DK’ Kyrsanidis of Greece flipped, jumped, spun and dropped his way to an impressive freerunning victory at the Red Bull Art of Motion 2015 finals on Saturday, winning the title for the second straight year on a challenging natural track on Santorini, Greece.
Winning the fifth annual event of urban artists on the picturesque Greek island of Santorini with a breathtaking array of gravity-defying tricks over the white-washed roofs and ledges overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the 20-year-old local hero Dimitris Kyrsanidis had a brilliant run. Thousands of frenzied spectators in Oia watched the world’s most important freerunning competition from every available inch of rooftops, balconies and church bell towers.
Packing ten nearly flawless tricks into his awe-inspiring run, Kyrsanidis collected 467 points out of a maximum 600 points in the finals from the panel of judges with his run full of unique, creative flips and fluid movements.
“It’s unbelievable! I’m really excited. I don’t know how to explain my feelings. I don’t know how to express them. I’ll be here again next year and will have something new”, DK said
Pavel “Pasha” Petkuns from Latvia took second place for the second year in a row on a bright and sunny day on the island in the South Aegean Sea with 436 points. Jesse Peveril (CAN) took third place with 422 points in the competition that brought together urban body artists from 12 countries to mix art and sport, earning their points based on flow, creativity, difficulty and execution.
Luci Romberg of the United States won the Best Female Award for a second straight year, while fellow countryman Alfred Scott won the Best Trick Award after pulling off a flawless Pimp Flip 360 in the Finals.
Red Bull Art of Motion 2015 Results
1. Dimitris Kyrsanidis (GRE)
2. Pavel Petkuns (LAT)
3. Jesse Peveril (CAN)
4. Alexander Schauer (AUT)
5. Joann Leroux (FRA)
6. Alfred Scott (USA)