15-year-old Isabel Wilkins and Jesse Marlet claim the title of champions in an unforgettable edition of Super Ball

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The 2023 edition of the Super Ball World Open, the greatest and most teeming Freestyle Football event on the globe, concluded on Friday, August 11th with an absolutely extraordinary Finals held at Park Gutovka in Prague, Czech Republic. Over 400 attendees from 52 countries, with a record-breaking 211 participants in the 1×1 Battles tournaments, graced the event with their presence this year.

The female 1×1 Battles Pro category showcased an unforgettable story as 15-year-old Isabel ‘Izzy’ Wilkins, from the UK, took the world by storm and claimed her first-ever pro title after unexpectedly defeating current World Champion Caitlyn Schrepfer (USA) in the decisive battle. Polish Aguska Mnich, the defending female champion of the Super Ball World Open, took third place this year.

In the male Pro category, Dutch hero Jesse Marlet made history by defeating multiple World and Super Ball champion Erlend Fagerli (Norway) in the semifinals and then beating US-American rising star Patrick Shaw in the final to claim the gold medal.

Besides the Pro bracket, the 1×1 Battles tournament also featured the Intermediate and Rookie categories; in the former, Ukrainian Di-sS won the title thanks to his victory against Malaysian Niokin, while in the latter, German freestyler JaKim took the crown after beating Italian Steghidozz in the final.

Following the best Super Ball traditions, the event featured six more categories, with an extra, innovative discipline for this year: the NextGen 1×1 Battle, created to showcase the amazing skills of freestylers aged 16 or less. Additionally, a classic competition, Kill the Beat, was completely rethought for this year with extraordinary results.

Here is the list of official champions, runners-up and third-placed athletes in the different categories at Super Ball 2023:

  • Iron Woman: Laura (Venezuela), Lucie (France) and Mariana (Colombia)
  • Iron Man: Machine (Colombia), Bodhi Bos (Netherlands) and Sindre (Norway)
  • Female Challenge: Izzy (UK), Sofie (Denmark) and Laura (Venezuela)
  • Male Challenge: Hugo Vliese (Netherlands), Mateo (France) and Erlend (Norway)
  • Female Sick Three: Izzy (UK), Sofie (Denmark) and Laura (Venezuela)
  • Male Sick Three: Hugo Vliese (Netherlands), CBB (Germany) and Kondzio (Poland)
  • Double Routines: Jordan & Lubin (France), Yosshi & Yu-J (Japan) and Adachi & GyoZa (Japan)
  • Routines: Aki (Japan), Yosshi (Japan) and Patrick (Germany)
  • Kill the Beat: GyoZa (Japan), PWG (Philippines) and Denis (Belarus)

Experience again all the thrills of the 2023 Super Ball World Open thanks to the official live stream of its Finals:

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