Lavant teenager Jordan Clark wins the World Championships again

Scooting superstar Jordan Clark is riding high and on top of the world yet again.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 5:50 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:31 am
Jordan Clarke with his two world champions medals, at his home skate park The Base in Bognor

Scooting superstar Jordan Clark is riding high and on top of the world yet again.

The teenage sensation incredibly became two-time World Champion with a dominant victory in Barcelona on June 18 and 19.

His phenomenal performance means, at the age of only 17, Jordan is now the world, European and FISE World Montpellier champion.

Jordan with some of the young riders at The Base. He now gets mobbed everywhere he goes in the world

“It’s been my year so far, I’m unbeaten in every competition I’ve done,” said Jordan at his home skate park, The Base in Bognor. “I only have one more competition this year and that’s the UK Finals.

“If I win that I’ve got the treble and that would be the icing on the cake.”

Jordan was so dominant in Spain that his first ride in the final, which contained a double front flip and a double flair, was better than any other elite rider could produce after two rounds. It meant his second ride was a victory lap in front of thousands of cheering spectators.

Not only is world number one Jordan wiping the floor with the world’s best right now, but this year also saw him sign for high-octane stunt show Nitro Circus and become the first person to ever pull off a gravity-defying triple front flip on a scooter.

Marcus Hillier and Charlie Hasatings doing some amazing tricks. ks16000788-3 SUS-160628-215243008

“I landed it on my second attempt,” said fearless Jordan. “I was a bit nervous yeah, the ramp was 50ft high, but as soon as I landed on my wheels and slid off I thought ‘I’ve got this’ and made it next time.”

Jordan’s life has transformed immeasurably since he came from nowhere to win last’s year’s World Championships, aged 16.

The Grit Scooter rider, from Lavant, now gets mobbed by young fans all over the world and has become a true superstar, taking his sport to new levels.

But taking it all in his stride, he said: “It means everything to me because this is what I want to do.

Janina Cooper with her team and their national awards. ks16000788-1 SUS-160628-215258008

“I’ve had to up my game because everyone else has got so much better. Anything can go wrong at any time, but next I want to do a quadruple flip.”

Janina Cooper, founder of The Base, said he deserves the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year, calling his achievements ‘immense’.

“To be a two-time world and European champion and the first person to pull off a triple is just insane.”

And the incredible success story at The Base Skatepark continued with two national awards against competition from multi-million pound projects.

After being shortlisted for five Planning and Placement Awards, founder Janina Cooper and her team went home with two and was highly commented in the three others.

Janina said: “For us to be be shortlisted for five awards and come away with something in every category is just amazing, we were up against massive companies.

“It proves to everybody building the Base was worth doing, so a huge thank you to everyne who had faith in us.”

Since opening in the Southern Cross Industrial Estate 18 months ago, nearly 40,000 people have visited the indoor facility.

To find out more about The Base click here

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