Thursday Jun 09, 2016

Top 5 medal moments from X Games Austin 2016

Every year X Games provides us with mind-blowing moments that push action sports to new levels of awesomeness. X Games Austin was no different, but there were a few standout performances that will live long in the memory. Here’s our top five moments from X Games Austin 2016!

Kevin Peraza’s wins first X Games gold in BMX Dirt

It seems strange that one of the world’s most progressive BMX riders didn’t have an X Games medal before now. The Simple Session 16 winner made it easy for the judges however, with his epic lawn-dart front flip finishing off a massive run.

Jamie Bestwick reclaims his BMX Vert throne

Bestwick has dominated the BMX Vert world for a decade, but last year Vince Byron’s surprise victory stopped the Brit winning his tenth-straight gold in the event. The king’s reign is not over yet however, as he returned to the top in 2016 with this incredible run.

Tom Pages stomps two massive tricks to win Quarterpipe gold

Moto X Quarterpipe was pretty much made for Tom Pages and he lived up to all expectations in Austin. The Frenchman continues to push FMX to great new heights and won gold by perfectly landing two of the hardest tricks in the game.

Kyle Baldock wins BMX Best Trick in memory of Dave Mirra

X Games Austin hosted a new competition in honour of BMX legend Dave Mirra who tragically passed away last year. Australia’s Kyle Baldock did the great man proud with a huge 720 double-whip to take home the golden pedal.

Jackson Strong returns from hospital to win Moto X Best Trick

This event was all about comebacks. The competition itself made its highly anticipated return to X Games, promising bigger tricks than ever before. It didn’t disappoint. Jackson Strong stole the show after he was airlifted to hospital following a crash, only to return an hour later to land an incredible front-flip and win the gold. Unreal.

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