News 24 Jul 2018

Australian FMX athletes haul medals at X Games Minneapolis

Dual medals for McNeil, Strong and Adelberg at prestigious event.

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A host of Australian FMX athletes have secured top three positions at the 2018 edition of X Games Minneapolis, bringing home a total of six medals at the prestigious action sports event.

Jackson Strong earned a record-breaking fourth gold medal in the Moto X Best Trick final with a frontflip no-hander combination, comfortably placing him atop of the scoresheet ahead of Frenchman Tom Pages and fellow Aussie Rob Adelberg. Josh Sheehan and Harry Bink narrowly missed the top three in positions four and five.

Pages laid down a stellar run in the Moto X Freestyle category, this time defeating Strong and Adelberg who completed the top three, as Sheehan and Bink once again concluded the top five.

Likeable Victorian Jarryd McNeil earned two gold medals for his efforts at X Games, beating Genki Watanabe and Axell Hodges in the Moto X Best Whip final as Sheehan collected sixth, while the Yamaha-mounted rider launched an incredible 43-feet in Moto X Step-Up to comfortably edge out Libor Podmol and Colby Raha.

Moto X Quarterpipe High Air was dominated by Hodges ahead of Raha and Bereman, as sole Australian entrant McNeil wound up in fifth, just 12 months after suffering a heavy fall in the same event.

The X Games is scheduled to visit Sydney for the first time in the event’s history, slated for 19-21 October at Sydney Olympic Park.

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