Tim Shieff took the top spot at Red Bull Art of Motion in London last night.
Free running fans at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank were lucky enough to witness the world’s most talented free runners competing, but it was Shieff from the UK put on a dramatic and powerful display of free running to take the top prize. His run had the crowd going wild, and while competition was tough, he proved too good for the rest of the field as his incredible upper body strength propelled him to victory.
Red Bull Art of Motion was a one-off event that saw 25 of the world’s best free runners leap and flip their way across a multi-levelled building as they went head-to-head in the first competition of its kind in the United Kingdom.
'I feel ecstatic…' – Tim Shieff
Not only were fans treated to some of the most talented free runners in the world twisting, flipping and jumping down a specially designed, heart-stopping course, but they also got to witness YouTube sensation Danny MacAskill traverse the same course on his street trials bike.
A panel of four judges, who are among the world’s best known exponents of parkour, decided that Tim Shieff was the best athlete on the night. The competitors were judged on their creativity, execution, flow, and technical difficulty.
“I feel ecstatic to have won the first Red Bull Art of Motion competition to be held in the UK," said Shieff after his win. "I’ve competed at similar events in other countries and the London crowd finally helped me to win on home turf.”
1st place – Tim Shieff (UK)
2nd place – Marcus Gustafson (SWE)
3rd place – Ryan Doyle (UK)
Best female competitor – Luci Romberg (USA)
Mini Sickest Trick Award – Erik Mukhametshin (RUS)