City of Gold: Parkour Champion Dominic Di Tommaso Takes on Iconic Jozi Landmarks!
Freerunner, Dominic Di Tommaso of Australia leaps from the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli onto a passing tractor load of hay in the Verzasca Valley during a video production in Ticino, Switzerland on July 25, 2019. // Dean Treml/Red Bull Content Pool

A former garbage collector who grew up with a passion for ballet and figure skating, Dominic Di Tommaso has taken his passion for movement to amazing heights.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (15 October 2021) – Earlier this year, Dominic Di Tommaso landed on Jozi’s shores to film his latest captivating project called ‘City of Gold’, which will be released on Monday, 18 October 2021, on Red Bull’s YouTube. In the amazing content, he showcases Johannesburg – the iconic City of Gold – like you’ve never seen it before; a flip-filled journey through some of the most beautiful landmarks in the city, from Gold Reef City to Soweto Theatre and the heights of the city’s CBD Skyline.

Despite his Instagram account featuring many falls and spills that leave even viewers wincing in pain, Dom is still able to bring a thrilling elegance to the demanding world of freerunning and parkour, leaping with such style that he’s amassed over 1.6M Instagram followers and is a regular at the world’s highest-profile freerunning competition, the Red Bull Art of Motion.

A former garbage collector who grew up with a passion for ballet and figure skating, the Australian native, has taken his passion for movement to amazing heights. From Switzerland, Belgium, to Turkey, he’s taken on punishing urban landscapes and iconic structures around the world – creating some eye-watering and vertigo-inducing video content along the way.

City of Gold: Parkour Champion Dominic Di Tommaso Takes on Iconic Jozi Landmarks!
Freerunner, Dominic Di Tommaso of Australia at Air Zermatt heliport during a video production in Zermatt, Switzerland on July 24, 2019. // Dean Treml/Red Bull Content Pool

When he landed on Mzansi’s shores to film City of Gold, he saw Jozi in 3D and as a giant grown-up’s playground.

“I love the uniqueness of each location and how its architecture is informed by its culture – its past as well as its present. I love the variety of obstacles, ledges and walls I find in each country and how each one offers up its challenges differently,” said Di Tommaso.

He’s an athlete that is helping visibility of freerunning and parkour to the masses and exemplifying the artistry it can embody.

“I’d love to think that my passion for freerunning has inspired other athletes over the years that I’ve been sharing it with the world,” says Di Tommaso. “It’s a goal of mine to get as many people interested in and engaged by this sport, and if it can help someone else growing up the same way that it’s helped me, that’s all I can ask for.”

Let Dom take you on a thrilling and ultimate journey through Jozi. Remember to catch the Premiere of City of Gold on Red Bull’s YouTube channel and Red Bull TV on Monday, 18 October 2021.

City of Gold: Parkour Champion Dominic Di Tommaso Takes on Iconic Jozi Landmarks!
Freerunner, Dominic Di Tommaso of Australia at Verzasca Valley during a video production in Ticino, Switzerland on July 25, 2019. // Dean Treml/Red Bull Content Pool

Sources: Redbull 
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