Red Bull Art of Motion

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Red Bull Art of Motion is a recurring competition, based around freedom of movement[1] although it was primarily a free running competition. The competition places competitors in a crafted arena of plateaus at varying heights, sizes and distances, as well as a variety of other obstacles such as bars and walls. There have so far been several Art of Motion competitions, in a variety of countries, since the first in 2007.


[edit] Art of Motion 2007 (Austria)

The first Red Bull Art of Motion competition took place on October 6, 2007 in Vienna, Austria.

[edit] Results

Despite not finishing his run after breaking his leg half way through, Ryan Doyle was awarded first place.[2]

  1. Ryan Doyle (UK)
  2. Victor Lopez (US)
  3. Marcus Gustafsson (SWE)

[edit] Notable occurrences

  • Ryan Doyle seriously broke his leg after attempting a double cork from height onto a thick crash mat. He missed the crash mat with one leg, landing on concrete, and over-rotated causing him to nearly perform a triple cork[3]. To commend his efforts, he was awarded first place in his absence.

[edit] Media

[edit] Art of Motion 2009 (Austria)

The Red Bull Art of motion 2009 took place in the Vienna Arena, Austria, on May 22, 2009 in front of 2,500 spectators[1]. 27 free runners from 12 nations tried to win a place in the final 8 with their qualifying run.[1] One of the main changes from the format of 2007's event was that all crash mats had been removed, leaving only solid floor for athletes to perform on.

Initially each athlete was to be given 2 rounds for qualification and the opportunity to use their best score, but the event was running an hour behind schedule, so Red Bull took the scores from the first runs and used them to decide on the finalists. This meant that competitors who used the 1st run as a warm up were out and could do nothing about it, despite landing moves like triple corks and double fronts/backs in training without problem[4].

[edit] Judging

The event was judged by four judges - Paul Darnell of Team Tempest, Paul "Ez" Corkery of Urban Freeflow, Ryan Doyle and Patrick Morawetz.[5].

The judging criteria was made up of 5 sub-sections:

  • Technique
  • Execution
  • Fluidity
  • Creativity
  • Style

For each section the athletes would be awarded up to 20 points, meaning that for any run they could score anything up to 100 points per judge. The average of all of the judges' votes was used to determine the rankings[4].

Some people voiced distaste at the fact that Ez, the Urban Freeflow manager was judging a competition containing Urban Freeflow athletes, but it has been mentioned that Ez was actually the most conservative with his voting, even giving Blue and Livewire the lowest scores out of all the judges[4].

[edit] Results

Final scores of the event[6]

Rank Name Nationality Score
1 Paul Joseph UK 85.75
2 Tim Shieff UK 82.5
3 Marcus Gustafsson SWE 77.5
4 Lukas Steiner AUT 74.5
4 Andrej Lisal AUT 74.5
6 Olivier Pitot BEL 71.75
7 David Fernandez ESP 69.25
8 Delian Dimitrov BUL 0

The Sickest Trick was awarded to Delian Dimitrov for a double sideflip

[edit] Notable occurrences

  • Delian Dimitrov won the sickest trick with a double sideflip between two platforms to begin his final run, however he injured his ankle on landing[7]. He tried to continue his run but stopped soon after, and ending up with a score of 0.
  • Ryan Houchin attempted a wallflip from a high platform with a gap between the platform and the wall, but didn't make the distance and only managed to get one foot back on the platform, and fell a considerable distance (around 25 feet) through the gap between the platform and the wall[8]. He managed to avoid serious injury[9] by using his feet against the wall to slow himself and grabbing hold of a power cord.[10]

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[edit] External links

[edit] Art of Motion 2009 (Sweden)

The first Swedish Red Bull Art of Motion took place on the 22nd of August 2009 at Kärnan in Helsingborg, south of Sweden[11]. The course was built around a castle, which results in an interesting layout and variety in heights[12].

[edit] Judging

The judges were[13]:

Who scored each run out of 100[citation needed].

[edit] Results

[edit] Qualifying round

[edit] Final round

  1. Delyan "Dido" Dimitrov (BUL), 100p
  2. Jason Paul (GER), 99p
  3. Tim "Livewire" Shieff (UK), 95p
  4. Bjarke Hellden (DK), 89p
  5. Victor "Showtime" Lopez (USA), 88p
  6. Pavel "Pasha" Petkuns (LAT), 87p
  7. Khoa "KOA" Huynh (GER), 86p
  8. Neil Hutson (GBR), 77p

[edit] Notable occurrences

  • Competitor Cionn sprained his ankle during his run, although he has mentioned that it had nothing to do with the pressure of the competition[14].

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[edit] Art of Motion 2010 (Austria)

Held in Vienna, Austria on May 7, 2010.[15][16] Won by Jason Paul.[17]

While the athletes were warming up on the course prior to the main competition, Ábel Kocsis fell from a great height and severely broke his leg. Five of the line-up decided not to compete, and instead accompanied Ábel to the hospital.[18]

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[edit] Art of Motion 2010 (USA)

Two separate competitions were held in 2010 within close succession of each other, but with different competitors. The first was in Centro Ybor in Tampa, Florida on September 11.[19] The second took place at the City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on September 17.[20] The judges for the events included Ryan Doyle, Tim "Livewire" Shieff, Daniel Arroyo, Solomon Brende, Robbie Corbett and Cato Aspmo.

[edit] Competitors (Florida)

[edit] Results (Florida)

  1. Yoann "Zephyr" Leroux (France)
  2. Jason Paul (Germany)
  3. Kyle "Epic" Mendoza (Missouri)
  4. Cory Downing (Missouri)
  5. Marvin Ross (Florida)
  6. Marcus Gustafsson (Sweden)
  7. Tim Burton (Texas)
  8. Vincent Coryell (Colorado)

[edit] Competitors (Boston)

[edit] Results (Boston)

  1. Jason Paul (Germany)
  2. Pip Andersen (UK)
  3. Marcus Gustafsson (Sweden)
  4. Yohann "Zephyr" Leroux (France)
  5. Justin Sheaffer (CO)
  6. Luci Romberg (CA)
  7. Dylan Polin (MA)
  8. Michael Clark (NH)

[edit] Art of Motion 2011 (UK)

The first Red Bull competition to take place in the UK was held at the Royal National Theatre in London on Sunday 20th March, 2011.[21] Entry was be free, and the event ran from 6-9pm. All 24 athletes were given a run in the first round, and the top 12 were selected by the judges to continue through to the final round.

As well as the top 3 scores, trophies were also given for Best Female and Sickest Trick.

[edit] Judging

The event was judged by Paul Joseph, Patrick Morawetz, Filip Ljungberg and Paul Darnell.[22] The judge selection has been criticised[23], as three of the four judges are team-mates of competitors, and each of those teams picked up one of the five awards.

[edit] Competitors

The announced line-up is[24]:

[edit] Results

  1. Tim Shieff
  2. Marcus Gustaffson
  3. Ryan Doyle

[edit] Notable occurrences

  • Delian Dimitrov was seriously injured in his final run after opening with an attempted double bar loser in which he hit the other bar with his back mid-rotation.[25] He had been practising the move before the competition with no problems.[26][27] Despite his injury, he continued with his run until shortly before the end of the allotted time.
  • Yoann Leroux also picked up serious injuries in his final run, breaking a finger and his clavicle[28][29]

[edit] External links

[edit] Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Art of Motion 09 - Overview.
  2. "The first competitions on паркуру "Red Bull Art of Motion" have come to the end". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  3. Livewire, "Re: Ryan Doyle Redbull Art of motion", 3RUN Forums
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 claudiu, "Re: Redbull Art of Motion", 3RUN Forums
  5. Art of Motion 09 - Judges.
  6. Art of Motion 09 - Results.
  7. "YouTube - Art of motion 2009 - Sickest move -".
  8. "WALLFLIP ACCIDENT | Freerunning - Red Bull Art of Motion 2009" (2:17). Youtube.
  9. Cionn, "Re: Red Bull clips and hugeee wallflip bail, 3RUN Forums
  10. "YouTube - Freerunner sickest bail".
  11. "The red bull free running event at Kärnan, Helsingborg 22 aug 2009 | Red Bull Art of motion".
  12. The design of the course
  13. "3RUN Forums • View topic - Red Bull Sweden".
  14. "3RUN Forums • View topic - Red Bull Sweden".
  15. "YouTube - - Redbull Art of Motion - Freerunning Event". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  16. "Red Bull Art of Motion -- Creativity Events -- Red Bull". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  17. "Red Bull Art of Motion -- Creativity Events -- Red Bull". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  18. "RED BULL AOM 2010 ( MUST SEE ) - Page 2 - 3RUN Parkour & Freerunning Forums". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  19. "WFPF/RED BULL "Art of Motion" USA- Tampa and Boston... THE RESULTS and more!!! - wfpf's posterous". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  20. "Red Bull Art of Motion - Boston -- Athletic Sports Events -- Red Bull". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  21. "Red Bull Art of Motion -- Sports Events -- Red Bull". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  22. "The judges have been confirmed for Red Bull Art of Motion 2011". Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  23. "World Parkour & Freerunning News (UK) | Urban Freeflow ® Official Parkour and Freerunning Site". Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  24. "Art of Motion 2011- The competitors". Retrieved 2011-03-14.
  25. "I fucked my back...". Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  26. "Videos posted by Gimme10 Studios: One Shot - Dido Doublefront [HD"]. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  27. "YouTube - Double front". Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  28. "All 24 Red Bull Art of Motion 2011 Qualifier Runs - 3RUN Parkour & Freerunning Forums". Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  29. "YouTube - 24 - Yoann 'Zephyr' Leroux (FR) - Red Bull Art of Motion London 2011 Qualifier Run". Retrieved 2011-04-23.