Strong Makes X Games History With Front Flip
Front Flip Lands Strong Moto X Best Trick Gold
Australia’s Jackson Strong inked his name in the X Games history books Thursday night as he landed the first frontflip during Moto X Best Trick. The move earned Strong a gold medal in what was only his second appearance at X Games.
“I was going to be pumped whether I took first or last place, it was just my goal to do a front flip at X Games,” Strong said. “I think everyone saw how deep I had to dig. I had to hang on tight for that landing for sure.”
Strong led the way for an Australian sweep of the Moto X Best Trick podium with Cameron Sinclair taking X Games silver with a sweetly executed knack-knack double backflip. The bronze medal went to Josh Sheehan who also landed a double backflip.
“I worked super hard for X Games because I’ve always wanted a gold medal and this is the best feeling in the world,” Strong continued.
In Moto X Best Trick riders compete in a best of two run format, with the best of their two scores counting in the end.