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  Girls get in on top skateboarding comp
Updated 07 May 2002, 11.40
Vertical half-pipe
Girls have been showing off their skills at Europe's top skateboarding competition King of Street in Birmingham.

Rosie drops in
Rosie drops in
Thousands of visitors went to the NIA on Monday to watch world class riders tackle an amazing street course.

Girls get on board

The King of Street competition is the UK's largest and it's the first year girls have been allowed to compete

Rosie Adams, aged 11, was the youngest to take part.

  Click here to find out how Rosie got into skateboarding

There were also entries from the Vans Groms team. They are a proper pro-team of sponsored riders, but they are all under 14.


Vertical haf-pipe
The team will soon get bigger as they want three girls to join. This is because more girls are getting into skateboarding.

The girls will be talent scouted from skateparks and local competitions.

  Click here to see pix of the fans at the show

To test the top riders the show needed a really serious set of ramps.

There was a huge vertical half-pipe that competitors needed a ladder to mount.


Street course ramps
The regular half pipe looked small beside it but the tricks on this were fast and slick.

The street course

Riders dropped in from high flat bank ramps.

They jumped driveways with blocks and funboxes before turning on a long wall of quarterpipes.

  Click here for the results of the comp

Watch the CBBC Newsround site for details of more Skate comps this summer.

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