Jackson Jacko Strong | 2011 X Games Gold Medal
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2011 X Games Gold Medal

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19-year-old Australian, Jacko Strong wins Moto X Best Trick at X Games 17 landing the first ever front flip in competition. The Moto X Best Trick competition is one of the best with riders attempting the wildest tricks. Travis Pastrana fractured his foot and ankle attempting a 720, and Mark Monea also wrecked attempting a no-handed front flip. Jacko takes gold in Moto X and Cam Sinclair takes silver with his nac-nac double backflip.

“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.” Aussie Jackson Strong made the history books and it was only his second X Games appearance.

“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. 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 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.

Date

July 31, 2011

Category

X Games