Yesterday was the second day of the world yoyo contest.
In the early afternoon, Werrd members Eric and Ky placed in top 12 in the semi final and made it into the 1A finals!! This is so exciting that there are two Werrd members in the 1A finals. I am so proud of them!!
In the evening, the finals for 2A, 3A, and 4A took place.
In 3A, a Werrd member Eric competed. It seems that he was a bit nervous but it was a really good freestyle. Besides him, my favorite freestyle was Hank, Yasuki, Patrick. Hank was as smooth as usual and I have no doubt that he would win again and he won. Yasuki did really difficult tricks with almost no mistake. The last trick of Patrick was the best 3A trick I have ever seen.
In 4A, Michael Nakamura won first time. His freestyle was so clean. I have watched his freestyle for several years and every time I see him, his skill has been getting better and better. Now, he is the best in the world in 4A. I am very happy.
In 2A, the freestyle of the defending champion Shu Takada was perfect. The use of the music, the movements of the body, the yoyo skill, so perfect. I wish I could watch his freestyle in the contest. The Japanese champion Takuma Yamamoto's 2A tricks are the most complicated, sophisticated and even compared with Shu, Takuma's skill is one more step further. After seeing all 2A freestyle, I thought these two guys placed in top two, but I didn't know which one won. The 2013 2A campion is Takuma Yamamoto.
Here is Shu's freestyle that everyone can enjoy even if you don't play 2A.
1A, 5A and AP finals will be tonight. I wish everyone competing tonight best luck!!
: finals start 6:30 PM EST)Announcement
I am going to perform yoyo and diabolo tonight at the Mosey down main street in Lafayette.
The event itself will start on 6 PM and I plan to start my show from 6:30. One show is about 20-30 minutes and I will do several shows until I can't move.
There are many music performances and several stands till midnight, so come and enjoy the event!!
I hope to see you guys there, the rest enjoy the worlds!!