Fans packed the KIC Jiangwan Sports Center to witness the birth of a king. Takeshi Yasutoko has surpassed his elder brother Eito as the only skater to have won four gold medals at X Games Asia.
Brazilian skater, Marco De Santi caused a major upset when he came up with some huge airs to oust Eito Yatutoko for the silver with a score of 78.00.
Eito looked to have done enough to put the judges to a tough decision but fell in the last few seconds on his second run which meant he had to settle for the 77.00 score he got from his first run for the bronze medal.
This win gave Takeshi the honour of being the only skater at X Games Asia to have won three gold medals in succession.
The soft-spoken boy from Kobe also won the 2007 and 2008 edition and once again came up big and had two solid clean runs to retain his status as the 'King of Asia' with a score of 88.00.
It was another show of power by the Japanese as six out of ten skaters came from the 'Land of the rising sun' but the boys from Brazil, Marco and Cesar Andrade spiced things up to show that they might be ready to dethrone the Japanese in the coming years.
British skater Rich Parker and Spaniard, Nel Martin also put on a credible showing but narrowly missed out on the podium after both skaters suffered falls on their second run.
Aggressive In-Line Vert
Takeshi Yasutoko JPN - 88.00
Marco De Santi BRA - 78.00
Eito Yasutoko JPN - 77.00
Cesar Andrade BRA - 76.67
Yuusuke Aihara JPN - 76.00
Rich Parker UK - 75.67
Kanta Ogina JPN - 72.67
Nel Martin ESP - 72.33
Ayumi Kawasaki JPN - 72.00
Takayuki Nakamura JPN - 66.33