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Aussie Athletes named for Street World Skate Pro Tour in Rome


Chloe Covell headlines the contingent of Australian Street skaters selected to attend the World Skateboarding Pro Tour in Rome from 18 – 25 June.


Covell, a finalist at the 2022 event where she ultimately placed seventh, will be looking to improve her overall standing at last year’s competition, and importantly earn valuable World Ranking points to use towards qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.


Covell has had an impressive year since she competed at the Rome event in 2022, including winning silver at the World Championships held in Sharjah. Her fourth positioning in the World Rankings will see her automatically advance to the quarter-finals in Rome.


Overall, nine Aussies have been named in the team, including Covell’s coach Tommy Fynn who was a semi-finalist at this event in 2022.


After their quarter-final appearance in the 2022 event, Haylie Powell and Shane O’Neill are also named in the team, as are fellow 2022 representatives Liv Lovelace and Rome Collyer.


Felicity Turner, Daniel Woolley and Dani Campbell round out the Australian team.


Fynn said he is looking forward to another opportunity to compete on the Rome course.


“Last year was a great event and I really loved the course that they have, so I’m excited to skate it again,” Fynn said.

“My plan in Rome this year is to go out there and put together some solid runs while enjoying myself and skating with my friends,” he said.


The 34-year-old will put experience gained from the World Championships and last year’s Pro Tour to good use.


“This year I plan to stick to my strategy, stay focused and enjoy my skating! Each contest is a chance to learn and grow from the one prior so I’m excited to see what this year’s pro tour brings,” Fynn said.


Following a successful staging camp held on the Gold Coast over the weekend, Skate Australia’s High-Performance Manager, Debbie Savage, said the group of selected athletes will make Australia proud.


“The Australian Skateboarding Team at the next Olympic Qualifying Event in Rome will showcase the Australian depth and strength across both female and male street skaters,” Savage said.


“It’s a small team, but an exciting mix of street styles across the ages, and we are enthralled to see the third competition get underway after a solid preparation post the 2022 World Championships,” she said.


The Rome World Skate Tour gets underway with official practice on 18 June. Find out more on the World Skate website here, and via olympic.com


Australian Team named for Rome World Skate Tour, 18 – 25 June 2023


● Chloe Covell

● Haylie Powell

● Liv Lovelace

● Felicity Turner

● Rome Collyer

● Tommy Fynn

● Shane O’Neill

● Daniel Woolley

● Dani Campbell


Competition Schedule


● 18 – 20 June: Official Practice Sessions

● 21 – 25 June Competition


Wednesday 21 June

  • 09:00 - 14:35 CEST (5 - 10.35pm AEST) - Women’s Open Qualifier

Thursday 22 June

  • 09:00 - 20:15 CEST (5pm - 4am AEST) - Men’s Open Qualifier

Friday 23 June

  • 12:45 - 15:40 CEST (8.45pm - 11pm AEST) - Women’s Quarter-final

  • 18:15 - 21:10 CEST (2.15am - 5.10am AEST) - Men’s Quarter-final

Saturday 24 June

  • 15:55 - 18:40 CEST (11.55pm - 2.40am AEST) - Women’s Semi-final. Watch live on the Olympic Channel

  • 19:25 - 22:10 CEST (3.25am - 6.10am AEST) - Men’s Semi-final. Watch live on the Olympic Channel

Sunday 25 June

  • 19:25 - 20:45 CEST (3.25am - 4.45am AEST) - Women’s Final. Watch live on the Olympic Channel

  • 20:55 - 22:15 CEST (4.55am - 6.15am AEST) - Men’s Final. Watch live on the Olympic Channel

  • 22:25 CEST (6.25am AEST) - Awards Ceremony



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