News 22 Oct 2018

Australians score medals in home X Games Sydney event

Maiden Sydney event a success despite being marred with severe weather conditions.

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A number of Australian FMX athletes have earned medals at the first-ever X Games Sydney, hosted at Spotless Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park over the weekend.

Despite severe weather dampening the event and forcing cancellations and postponements, the popular action sports showing was considered a success with thousands on-hand to witness the action along with a strong online audience tuning in.

The Moto X Freestyle category saw Tom Pages (Yamaha) lodge a stellar gold medal run, laying it on the line with a list of high-calibre tricks that ultimately rewarded him with a 96.66 score. Australian Josh Sheehan (Honda) fell just shy of gold to be credited with the silver medal, as compatriot Rob Adelberg (Yamaha) rounded out the podium with a bronze medal.

Adelberg rose to the top of the standings in Moto X Best Trick, performing a front-flip no-hander for the gold medal. Pages earned silver with a front-flip over the hybrid ramp, with Sheehan claiming bronze after throwing down a double backflip no-hander.

Aussie duo Jarryd McNeil (Yamaha) and Corey Creed (Honda) displayed incredible style in Moto X Best Whip, granting them gold and silver respectively, while American talent Axel Hodges (Kawasaki) wound up with bronze. The Moto X Doubles, Moto X Step Up and Moto X Quarterpipe High Air divisions were cancelled due to weather conditions.

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