Trickline Ranking List Winners

2022 is over and we have the pleasure to meet the yearly winners in Tricklining. Freestyle Trickline competitions are happening all around the world and finalists collect points depending on their ranks and the size of the competition (e.g. Masters, World Cup..), giving them a final score at the end of the year.

The yearly winners in our system are defined by the sum of the highest points ranking at the two largest events they participated in 2022.

Here the top three ranking athletes gaining the most points during the last year of competition tricklining in the female and male categories. As in the past years, Japan is reign in tricklining, and the youngest athletes were simply the best in the world. Let’s meet them!

Author: Sirio Izzo

Akari Sasaki

Let’s meet Akari, third place in the ranking 2022:

  • Name: Akari Sasaki
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Nationality: Japanese

She started slacklining when she was five!
She is now part of the Gibbon Slacklines Japan team and when you ask her what she expects from the year 2023, she simply answered, she wants to be the best in the world! Good luck in 2023 Akari!

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Mao Takebe

On the second place, we have Mao!

  • Name: Mao Takebe
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Nationality: Japanese

Mao is tricklining for 7 year now, and she was the winner of the 2021 ranking list! Here’s the interview she gently gave us:

“Last year, I participated in four tournaments in Japan and the World Cup held in Germany.  It was my first overseas competition, so the World Cup in Germany was the most fun!  I was very happy that I was able to pull off a double front combo in the match!  This year, I want to improve even more than last year and get a good result.  I practice a lot for that!”
Good luck for the next year, then, Mao!

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Koi Okazawa

And the winner in  2022, female category, is Koi Okazawa!

  • Name: Koi Okazawa
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Nationality: Japanese

Koi is training tricklining since 6 years now, and she’s mostly training alone!
In 2022, she compeeted and won the Gibbon beach games in Tokyo, the Trickline world cup in Stuttgart and the Japan Open Slackline Competition, and she got the second place in the Gibbon Cup Iwate-Hanamaki.

She told us: “Last year, I was able to convey the fun of slacklining to many people in Japan through TV appearances and commercials.
I will continue to work and spread the word about slacklining to everyone.” Congratulations Koi!

Congratulations everyone! Can’t wait to see you in action in 2023!

Let’s move on to the male category, that is not only japanese this time. One brasilian guy was able to break into the top 3 and got second position!


Shin Kikukawa

Let’s start from the third place, that goes to Shin!

  • Name: Shin Kikukawa
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Nationality: Japanese

Shin is training tricklining for 4 years now. He told us that he liked a lot the competition in Germany, and that he wants to improve his style in tricklining this year. Enjoy your training and get ready for the next 2023 competition!

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Alisson Ferreira

On the second place of the podium there’s Alisson, the first and only non-japanese in this list!

  • Name: Alisson Ferreira
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Nationality: Brasilian

Alisson is one of the oldest trickliners in Brasil, part of the brasilian team named “Neves na Fita”, he has been training for 12 years! That’s a lot!

He took part at the Outdoor Mix Festival, Slackline World Cup and SlackPro Icarai. He was impressed by the high level of the athletes, he said. And when we asked him about the next year, he answer: “I expect many incredible competitions and a much higher level of athletes, i hope in this year 2023 athletes could be more valued and recognized!”

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Rikuto Nakamura

And the last 2022 winner, in male category, is Rikuto!

  • Name: Rikuto Nakamura
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Nationality: Japanese

Rikuto is an iconic and very skilled trickliner that is now famous all over the world in the trickline scene.
He wrote us very nice words: “It’s been 8 years since I made a successful butt bounce on the slackline.  I recommend you practice all the skills you can now and become successful at them. After that, practice combos and new techniques! In 2022, many competitions will resume after the pandemic. Especially at the Trickline World Cup 2022 in Stuttgart, it was a great honor to participate, I was happy to win the competition. In 2023, I want to push tricklining even further and surprise viewers. Trickline is my treasure and indispensable. I would like to continue to challenge myself!”
Thank you again Rikuto for the amazing show you gave us, keep it up for the next year!


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