Jackson Strong has claimed gold in Moto X Best Trick at X Games Japan. The Aussie performed a no hander frontflip to land himself on the top step of the podium.
After claiming the win, the Aussie became the most successful Moto X Best Trick competitor in X Games history with a total of 7 Gold Medals, sitting alongside Travis Pastrana and Ronnie Renner.
Each rider competing in the event would have two opportunities to show their best trick. Strong started well, listing a score of 95.66 in his opening run to lead the competition.
Strong posted an even better score in his second run with 96.33 to see off fellow Australians Rob Adelberg (96.00) and Harry Bink (95.00) to win gold.
Strong now turns his attention to Summer X Games in Ventura, California, where he will compete again in the Moto X Best Trick Category in July 21-23.
“I’m stoked to get the result here in Japan. I’m glad I was able to get the trick I’ve been practicing.
It’s been a massive effort to travel over here from Australia, build a bike and perform against some of the world’s best riders.
Thanks to all the support from back home in Lockhart and across Riverina, especially Wagga Motors. I couldn’t have done it with you.
Looking forward to heading to California for Summer X Games in July.”