With only 9 days to go until the kick-off of the 2020 Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship season in Rotorua, New Zealand, Swedish Slopestyle magician Emil Johansson is getting ready to show the world he belongs at the top of the sport and is ready to back up his winning performance from Red Bull Joyride. Flashback to one year ago, Rotorua was meant to be Emil’s return to the SWC scene, but a severe crash in practice delayed that return until Crankworx Innsbruck. In the extremely successful “Every Mystery I’ve Lived” documentary, fans were able to follow Emil on his road to recovery. “EMIL: The Next Chapter” shows what has happened since then – the good, the bad and the ugly: EMIL - Every Mystery I've Lived: The Next Chapter
In 2017, during an interview at Red Bull Joyride, Slopestyle legend Brandon Semenuk said that Emil would be “the next unstoppable dude on the circuit.” Two years later, at the same contest, the young Swede became the second-ever European to win the illustrious title of Red Bull Joyride Champion, beating out riders like Brett Rheeder (CAN), Dawid Godziek (POL) and Nicholi Rogatkin (USA), ending his comeback season on a serious high note.
With the 2020 season about to kick off, it’s been a long road for the Swede. Diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and working through back injuries, 2018 and 2019 were formative years for the young phenom, both physically and mentally.
The Swede is coming into the 2020 season with his head held high and he’s ready to show the world what he’s been working on.
EMIL: The Next Chapter, which is now on Red Bull TV
, follows Emil from when we saw him last: battling an auto-immune disease, rehab and his road back to the top of the Slopestyle world - and dives into everything that Emil’s been through, both the physical and the mental battle.
Watch Emil Johansson compete at the Slopestyle World Championship at Crankworx Rotorua LIVE and on-demand
on Red Bull TV!
Follow Emil’s adventures here: https://www.facebook.com/johanssoemil/https://www.instagram.com/johanssoemil/http://www.rasoulution.com/Athletes/Emil-Johansson
Photos by ©Richard Bos/rasoulution; Saskia Dugon, Graeme Murray, Paris Gore, Scott Serfas / Red Bull Content Pool