Asia Skateboarding Awards 2020 - The Winners

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We are pleased to present to you the winners of Asia Skateboarding Awards 2020!

The prestigious Asia Skater of the Year award goes to the one skater that has demonstrated talent across all aspects of the skate scene.

Men’s Winners: Shin Sanbongi. Out of 170 skateboarders from 20+ countries across the continent, the search for the first ever Asia Skater Of The Year was definitely a blast! The amount of skaters, videos and tricks the fans have discovered along the way was simply priceless! We'd like to dig even deeper but unfortunately it's time to wrap things up at the #asiaSkateAwards2020!
At this point in time we need not expound on what it takes to win the most coveted award a skateboarder can get and after much deliberation from our judges panel, we'd like like to congratulate the 28-year old style master from Chigasaki, Japan, SHIN SANBONGI!!! You are the 2020 ASIA SKATER OF THE YEAR!!! Congratulations and keep on inspiring! His sponsors include @polarskateco @adidasskateboarding @acetrucks and @ojwheels
https://www.instagram.com/shinsanbongi/

Women’s Winner: Margielyn Didal - Out of 60 skateboarders from 20+ countries across the continent, the search for the first ever Women's Asia Skater Of The Year was definitely a blast! The amount of skaters, videos and tricks the fans have discovered along the way was simply priceless! We'd like to dig even deeper but unfortunately it's time to wrap things up at the #asiaSkateAwards2020! At this point in time we need not expound on what it takes to win the most coveted award a skateboarder can get and after much deliberation from our judges panel, we'd like like to congratulate the 21-year old skate-phenom from Cebu, Philippines, MARGIELYN DIDALI!!! You are the 2020 WOMEN'S ASIA SKATER OF THE YEAR!!! Congratulations and keep on inspiring!
Her sponsors include @nbnumericasia @8five2shop @acetrucks @boneswheels @bonesbearings @goforgoldph @redbullph @mvpsportsfoundation @cardiaolympia @aresdistribution @mobgrip @tighthardware @rastaclat @gshockhk @beatsbydre @9fivers @hershewear and @skatepilipinas.
https://www.instagram.com/margielyndidal/

Asia Rookie of the Year #AROTY2020 by OJ’s Wheels: There are so many young rippers on the scene today.. This award goes to an 18 and under up and comer in 2020 who stands apart from the rest in their progression and talents!
Men’s Winner: Rio Morishige. An 18-year old from Kanagawa, Japan. His sponsors include @oursskateco @vansskateapac @vansjapan @vansskate @smlwheels @kentohardware @plantgripco and @tightbooth www.instagram.com/morishigex


Women’s Winner: Momiji Nishiya. With 7 out of a possible 9 votes. The 13-year old from Matsubara, Japan was a clear winner. Her sponsors include @ridersfactnanba @murasakisportsofficial @protec @elementjapan @independenttrucks and @boneswheels www.instagram.com/momijinishiya830

Creative Sole #creativesole2020 by KRUX Trucks: Skateboarding is an art form. No rules apply here and the sky is the limit.. This award goes to the skater who flows with their own original style, flow, trick and spot selection in 2020!

Men’s Winners: Kento Yoshioka. After beating out strong competition from newcomer Philippino skater “Motic” John Flory Panugalinog , the 21 year from Mitaka, Japan took first place. His Sponsors include @evisenskateco @tightbooth @adidasskateboarding @venturetrucks @boneswheels @kentohardware @maisonshakejunzi @eazy
miss and @instantskateboards www.instagram.com/japanesesuperrat

Women’s Winners: Nanaka Fujisawa. Hailing from Sagamihara, Japan, Nanaka came out with what many consider the best women's street part of the year. Her sponsors include @adidasskateboarding @meowskateboards @pushgrip @act
sbstore and @lafayettenyc www.instagram.com/nanakafujisawa

Fastest feet in the East #fastfeet2020 by Bronson Bearings: Speed is the key here. Who’s been zipping around this year with quick feet and no fear?! Whether it's quick combination tricks or flipping in and flipping out!

Men’s Winners: Daiki Hoshino. The 18-year old from Isesaki, Japan wins it in what one of the jury said was one of the “Toughest categories” to judge as “they’re all ripping”. In an almost impossible to judge margin he beat out fellow Japanese Shintaro Hongo and Thailand’s Jasper Dohrs.. His sponsors include @onepark18 @hufworldwide @hufjp @vansskateapac @vansjapan @vansskate @familyisesaki @hufjp @hayashitrading @krooked @advanceskate @spitfirewheels @hascoskate @knthwknthwknthw and @bonesbearings www.instagram.com/daikihoshino

Women’s Winner: Margielyn Didal. Already a regular on the international event scene, 21 year old Margielyn from Cebu, Philippines beat out strong Japanese competition from 13 year old Momiji Nishiya. Her sponsors include @nbnumericasia @8five2shop @acetrucks @boneswheels @bonesbearings @goforgoldph @redbullph @mvpsportsfoundation @cardiaolympia @aresdistribution @mobgrip @tighthardware @rastaclat @gshockhk @beatsbydre @9fivers @hershewear and @skatepilipinas www.instagram.com/margielyndidal

Style for Miles #styleformiles2020 by Mob Grip: For the skater is oozing style this year... Style is a personal preference, it's your choice. From carefree and light footed to fast and furious whichever you prefer!

Men’s Winner: Sanggoe Tanjung. The 19 year old Indonesian has been competing internationally since his teens. He has been busy in 2020 skating and styling in his home turf of Bali. His sponsors include @flipskateboards @nbnumericasia and @motionsk8shop www.instagram.com/sanggutanjung

Women’s Winner: Margielyn Didal. With Japan and Philippines both shortlisted in this award, it was a close win for the 21 year old from Cebu, Philippines. And her second time winning a category award! Her sponsors include @nbnumericasia @8five2shop @acetrucks @boneswheels @bonesbearings @goforgoldph @redbullph @mvpsportsfoundation @cardiaolympia @aresdistribution @mobgrip @tighthardware @rastaclat @gshockhk @beatsbydre @9fivers @hershewear and @skatepilipinas www.instagram.com/margielyndidal

Hidden Gem #hiddengem2020 by SantaCruz: Asia is a huge continent and there are pockets of undiscovered talent in every corner and country! This award will go to one ripper who hasn't quite received the recognition they deserve. And 2020 is their time to shine.

Men’s Winner: Ali Shaahil. Honing his skills in a community built skatepark in Male, and supported by his local skateshop, 20 year old Ali impressed us all with his skills, power, and creativity. We’re all grateful for his part in putting Maldives on the skateboarding world map. His sponsors include @banoonskateshop www.instagram.com/alishaahil

Women’s Winner: Khadijah Juswil. This 23 year old skater from Malaysia has been a regular local, and will soon be recognised internationally. Khadijah is also known for creativity in original music and art and more. Her sponsors include @vansskateapac @vansmyofficial and @vansskate www.instagram.com/kjuswil

Vertical Ripper #verticalripper2020 by Independent Trucks: Awarded to the skater who’s been ripping transition this year! Whether it's in a backyard pool, on the mini ramp or at the combi bowl in the skatepark.

Men’s Winner: Shor West is a 24-year old style master from Kanagawa Japan. He beat fellow countryman Yuro Nagahara and Indonesian Jason Lijnzaat. His sponsors include @evisenskateco @possessed
shoe @hardluckmfg @bridgesendai @eyevolofficial @ojwheels and @independenttrucks www.instagram.com/underthekneez

Women’s Winner: Sakura Yosozumi. In an all Japan shortlist, 18 year old Sakura from Iwade edged out Misugu Okamoto and Fujii Yurin. Judges noted “Sakura wins from just raw tech ability”. Her sponsors include @poloralphlauren @redbulljapan @redbullskate @redbull and @powellperalta www.instagram.com/sakura
yosozumi

Trick of the Year #ASIATOTY2020 by Independent Trucks: Despite the challenges of 2020, many skaters have broken down barriers, and progressed their skills. With so many to choose from this category was one of the most contested and only one will win the Trick of the Year Award!

Men’s Winner: Yuto Horigome. A regular on the international Street League circuit, the 21 year old won with a Frontside nollie 180up to switch backside 180 to nosegrind down a handrail. Definitely an NBD (never been done). His sponsors include @nikesb @aprilskateboards @spitfirewheels @venturetrucks @murasakisportsofficial @xflagstore @Rizin and @alibaba

Women’s Winner: Nanaka Fujisawa If you've seen our 2020 Trick Of The Year Women's division highlight reel you'd agree that each and every skater in there deserves an award but only one will bring home the #ATOTY2020! When you put style, spot of choice and danger factor all together you get none other than 19-year old Nanaka Fujisawa from Sagamihara, Japan! Kickflip into a monster of a bank for the win! Congrats Nanaka! Sponsors: @adidasskateboarding @meowskateboards @pushgrip @actsbstore and @lafayette_nyc


Asia Skateboarding Awards 2020 - The Best of the Rest!

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Asia Skateboarding Awards 2020 - The Full List of Nominees!

We have received nominations, acceptances and submissions and are now reviewing and shortlisting the entries with the select jury to decide the awards.

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The response to the Asia Skateboarding Awards has been amazing.

Here's a list of everyone that was nominated, accepted and entered the awards.

  • Afghanistan Belqesa Nazar

  • Afghanistan Faisal Karimi

  • Afghanistan Farid Wahidi

  • Afghanistan Farzad Haidari

  • Afghanistan Marzia Jaqjo

  • Afghanistan Merza Mohammadi

  • Afghanistan Saeeda Sadat

  • Afghanistan Shabana

  • Afghanistan Walid Naderi Belqesa Nazari

  • Bahrain Ahmed Haji

  • Bahrain Faheem Balooshi

  • Bahrain Saif Abdulrahman

  • Bahrain Tariq Jawad

  • Bahrain Zeyad Jirjawi

  • Bangladesh Abdullah Al kafi

  • Bangladesh Eftid Mahdin

  • Bangladesh Nafi Ahmed

  • Bangladesh Si Rijan

  • Bangladesh Tanveer Alim

  • Brunei Farih Julaihi

  • Brunei Hafiy Shaffary

  • Brunei Neen Syafiq

  • China Asta Zhang

  • China B Lil

  • China Bobby Wang Jie Bo

  • China Chen Fei Fan

  • China Doris Lou

  • China Jasmine Lan

  • China Shany Jing Ting Ma

  • China Wei Wei

  • China Xiang XiaoJun

  • China Xiao Jun Xiang

  • China Xu London

  • China Yahan Tang

  • China Zoe Zhen

  • Dubai Karim Medhat Fathy Abdelmagid Nassar

  • Hong Kong Chun yin Luk

  • Hong Kong Dan Leung

  • India Anish Christopher Kevin

  • India Atita Verghese

  • India Lalnunkima Ralte

  • India Mahin Tandon

  • India Nikhil Shelatkar

  • India Sagar Waghela

  • India Sayyed Azhar Hussain

  • India Shubham Surana

  • Indonesia Absar Lebeh

  • Indonesia Alditiawan Waluyadi

  • Indonesia Basral Graito

  • Indonesia Carlo Rachman

  • Indonesia Dewi Safitri

  • Indonesia Ega Mp

  • Indonesia Erlangga Ramadhan putra

  • Indonesia Gregorius Aldwin

  • Indonesia Ijhonk Rizki

  • Indonesia Jason Lijnzaat

  • Indonesia Kyandra Kailana Susanto

  • Indonesia Mario Palandeng

  • Indonesia Neepa Pramesti

  • Indonesia Nyimas Cinta

  • Indonesia Pevi Permana

  • Indonesia Rubianda Rachman

  • Indonesia Sanggoe Tanjung

  • Iran Amitis Aghaei

  • Iran Arian Estehmamy

  • Iran Ashkan Gomrokian

  • Iran Kasra Osouli

  • Iran Mahdie Adib Zade

  • Iran Mohadesse Baghi

  • Iran Mostafa Arefi

  • Iran Niusha Jahani

  • Iran Sanam Nabipour

  • Iraq Ahmad Aziz

  • Iraq Arin

  • Iraq Dyar Karim

  • Iraq Hastyar Darbany

  • Iraq Mobin Luqman

  • Iraq Narin

  • Iraq Stran Sirwan

  • Israel adel Nabulsi

  • Israel Lara Yaseen

  • Japan Aoi Uemura

  • Japan Aori Nishimura

  • Japan Daiki Hoshino

  • Japan Daiki Ikeda

  • Japan Daisuke Ikeda

  • Japan Fujii Yurin

  • Japan Genki Sunagawa

  • Japan Hiroki Muraoka

  • Japan Hiroto Naito

  • Japan Ike Keyaki

  • Japan Kaito Sagawa

  • Japan Kaya Isa

  • Japan Kento Yoshioka

  • Japan Kisa Nakamura

  • Japan Koki Arima

  • Japan Kotora Mitani

  • Japan Koya Miyasaka

  • Japan Maeda Hina

  • Japan Mami Tezuka

  • Japan Misugu Okamoto

  • Japan Momiji Nishiya

  • Japan nakayama funa

  • Japan Nanaka Fujisawa

  • Japan Nonoka Nakajima

  • Japan Rio Morishige

  • Japan Sakura Yosozumi

  • Japan Seto Kitano

  • Japan Shin Sanbongi

  • Japan Shinpei Ueno

  • Japan Shintaro Hongo

  • Japan Shogo Zama

  • Japan Shor West

  • Japan Sora Negishi

  • Japan Tokura Taihou

  • Japan Yumeka Oda

  • Japan Yuro Nagahara

  • Japan Yuto Horigome

  • Jordan Ehab Shatta

  • Jordan Hakiem Barakat

  • Jordan Hamza Adam

  • Jordan Hamza Ishaq

  • Jordan Husam Awwad

  • Jordan Mustafa Adam

  • Kazakhstan Adil Zhunusov

  • Lebanon Bilal El Herche

  • Lebanon Mark Issa

  • Malaysia Alif Haiqal

  • Malaysia Amar Syahriz

  • Malaysia Arina Rahman

  • Malaysia Azhad Mazkamal

  • Malaysia Diyanah Athirah

  • Malaysia Fatin Syahirah Roszizi

  • Malaysia Fikri Fauzi

  • Malaysia Ian Iman

  • Malaysia Khadijah Juswil

  • Malaysia Mark Khor

  • Malaysia Mohd Nur Firdaus Marzuki

  • Malaysia Muhammad Haziq Haziq

  • Malaysia Nizar Hashim

  • Malaysia Porock Luis

  • Malaysia Tim Chia

  • Malaysia Yaziru Amiru Zainordin

  • Maldives Ahmed Naaish

  • Maldives Ali Shaahil

  • Maldives Qusayy Ibrahim Mohamed

  • Maldives Yoosuf Lauk Bin Mohamed

  • Mongolia Bayasgalan Sukhbaatar

  • Mongolia Tengis Lkhagvadorj

  • Mongolia Tilyeubryed Tilyeubryed Tsvyetkhaan

  • Myanmar Hein Htet Soe

  • Myanmar Htet Myant Naing

  • Myanmar Thawdar Shinthant

  • Nepal Bijay Tamang

  • Nepal Dhiraj Pariyar

  • Nepal Pemba Shrestha

  • Nepal Samir Wilson

  • Nepal Sandip Shah

  • Oman Firas Al hinai

  • Oman Haitham Al wahaibi

  • Oman Hussam Al Hinai

  • Pakistan Awais Baloch

  • Palestine Adham Tamimi

  • Palestine Aram Sabbah

  • Palestine Malak Battat

  • Palestine Omar Hattab

  • Palestine Zaina Amous

  • Philippines Christopher Hurich

  • Philippines Cindy Lou Serna

  • Philippines Cl Paje

  • Philippines Daniel Ledermann

  • Philippines Daryl Dominguez

  • Philippines Demetrio Cuevas

  • Philippines Jeff Gonzales

  • Philippines Jericho Francisco

  • Philippines Jerwin Santos

  • Philippines John Flory Panugalinog

  • Philippines Khyll Angelo Siarot

  • Philippines Mak Feliciano

  • Philippines Margielyn Didal

  • Philippines Mark Anthony Fernandez

  • Yemen Ali Bin mahfuz

  • Saudi Arabia Bilal Abdulaziz

  • Saudi Arabia Nahar Alnassar

  • Saudi Arabia Rawan Alfaraj

  • Singapore Azyan Azman

  • Singapore Farah Aziz

  • Singapore Feroze Rahman

  • Singapore Hafizan Eusoff

  • Singapore Johan Johar

  • Singapore Juvi Kiedis

  • Singapore Kenny Kamil

  • Singapore Muhamad Janiel Himi Irishzan Bin Zuraimi

  • Singapore Muhammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Rahman

  • Singapore Muhammad Khairulnizamwest Jamaludin (Bone)

  • Singapore Nur Qashdina Nasir

  • Singapore Rocky Zuk Nok Chan

  • Singapore Tina Wan

  • South Korea Arim Go

  • South Korea Brian Peacock

  • South Korea Changgyu Lee

  • South Korea Dae Geun Ahn

  • South Korea Eugene Choi

  • South Korea Hojin Choi

  • South Korea Hyunju Cho

  • South Korea Jason l Choi

  • South Korea Jihoon Jeong

  • South Korea Juwon Eun

  • Taiwan Adam Chen

  • Taiwan Chi wen Chen

  • Taiwan Hsu Mingjie

  • Taiwan Isun Chen

  • Taiwan Xiao Jie Hsu

  • Thailand Jasper Dohrs

  • Thailand Konwit Ketkaeo

  • Thailand Oat Athiwat

  • Thailand Orapan Tongkong

  • Thailand Patrick Praman

  • Thailand Smith Buarupporn

  • Thailand Sothichai Ruksumruach

  • Thailand Supavich Esharoe

  • Thailand Thawatchai Siangoueng

  • Vietnam Anh Tran

  • Vietnam Bao Nguyen

  • Vietnam Danh Truong

  • Vietnam Duong Tan Nghia (Dương Tấn Nghĩa)

  • Vietnam Huong Nguyen

  • Vietnam Ngoc Nguyen

  • Vietnam Vo Tuan Phat (Võ Tuấn phát)

Sponsors

Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of NHS brands that were there for us in our Lockdown contest, and have now come on board for this Asia Skateboarding Awards.

Their support has helped us ensure there is a generous reward for winners.


In addition to these, we would like to thank the following brands and the support of their team managers who have given their time and support to ensure the awards are judged to the highest standard.


Nothing comes close to the effort that endemic skate media put in to showcase talent, and we would like to extend a thank you to those that have continued to support our work.


Kenny Reed

Kenny Reed is synonymous with travel, adventure and exploration using his skateboard. His iconic video parts are filled with some of the most stylish tricks in the most obscure spots ever skated. After his 20-year pro career he became a director of SkateQilya, a non-profit organization that holds a summer camp that teaches skateboarding, photography, videography, and community building. Recently, he was the head coach for the National Skateboarding Team for Myanmar and led them to the Vans Park Series in Japan and the South East Asian Games in the Philippines.

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The Nominators

We will have over 150 nominators.

Our nominating panel consists of respected individuals and organisations in the Asian and global skateboarding community.

After all of the nominees have been tallied, processed and taken into account for by our technical director Kenny Reed, we announce the finalists to present to the jury.


The Jury

After determining our men's and women's finals list from our nominators, the jury panel will begin their work, and select the winners! 

Who are these jury members you ask? Click away and if you haven't yet, shoot them a follow while you're at it!

Tommy Zhao - Vans

Tommy Zhao - Vans

Eric Lai - Wanderings

Eric Lai - Wanderings

Anthony Claravall - NB

Anthony Claravall - New Balance

Masafumi Kajitani - VHS Magazine

Masafumi Kajitani - VHSMAG

Nino Moscardi - Nike SB

Laurence Keefe - adidas

Laurence Keefe - adidas

Alex White - Krux/NHS

Alex White - Krux

Willy Santos

Willy Santos - Willys Workshop

What do they win?

Our main awards will be Asia Skater Of The Year (Men’s) - US$ 1,500 and Asia Skater Of The Year (Women’s) - US$ 1,500

We will also be handing out awards in other categories, with cold cash that includes Asia’s finest Man and Woman transition skaters, the steeziest, the most creative, the up and comers and more!


Vertical Ripper #verticalripper2020 by Independent
Please choose 1 skater who’s been ripping transition this year! Whether it's in a backyard pool,on the mini ramp or at the combi bowl in the skatepark, pick one ripper who stands out to you.

Style for Miles #styleformiles2020 by Mob
Please put forward the name of 1 skater who is in your opinion oozing style this year... Style is a personal preference, it's your choice. From carefree and light footed to fast and furious whichever you prefer!

Asia Rookie of the Year #AROTY2020 by OJ’s
There are so many young rippers on the scene. Please choose one under 18 up and comer who stands apart from the rest this year in their progression and talents!

Hidden Gem #hiddengem2020 by SantaCruz
Asia is a huge continent and there are pockets of undiscovered talent in every corner and country! This award will go to one ripper who hasn't quite received the recognition they deserve..

Creative Sole #creativesole2020 by KRUX
Skateboarding is an art form.. No rules apply here.. So please choose one skater who flows with their own original style, flow, trick and spot selection in 2020!

Fastest feet in the East #fastfeet2020 by Bronson
Speed is the key here.. Who’s been zipping around this year with quick feet and no fear?! Whether it's quick combination tricks or just pure fast skating.. pick the ones who are out there and on fire in 2020!

Trick of the Year #ASIATOTY2020 by Independent
Too many to choose from, and one will win!

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Who qualifies?

Any skater in Asia can be nominated in the awards regardless of age, athletic status, sponsorship or geographical location in the continent.

One must be holding a passport/birth certificate from one of the 46 countries or territories of Asia.

There may be cases where other credentials will be accepted but will ultimately be decided by the organisers and the jury.

Nominations declined or rejected due to disqualification may be replaced by others.


Rules and criteria:

All content must be released within the year 2020.

Nominees will have until January 7th 2021 (Note: new date) to submit/upload content/assets.

Content/assets include videos, photos, contest placings and any other skateboarding related accomplishments in 2020.

2 skaters per country (maximum) will make it into the final selection.

A maximum of 30 skaters will be in the finals and will then have their content presented to the jury.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 10th, 2021


What are the jury looking for in my submissions?

Difficulty

Creativity

Use of Spots

Style

Use the hashtag #ASIASOTY2020 and #ASIASKATEAWARDS2020!


As a condition of entry, you will be assigning your rights to the video, the use of your name and associated details to Millennial Events and their partners, to reuse at their discretion. By entering the contest, you are confirming that it is your original video and associated assets are yours and that you have abided by all the rules here and any future updates to these. You are also to indemnify the entities involved in this contest from any disputes arising from your recording of the video, and your participation in this contest.

Remember, this “We are creating this competition to inspire creativity and share fun and innovative content that will keep us connected with our friends. In a show of solidarity with our fellow skaters across Asia in what has been a tough year for all”

Contact Us

Nominations for 2020 are closed and we are in the process of processing them for the jury.

If you want to be included in future projects, as join the esteemed panel of nominators for future awards, please contact us with a reason to include you.

Thank you!

Thank you!

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We will send you an email shortly on and how the contest progresses and how to proceed with submission.

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You have been nominated!

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