In front of a packed house for the final day of the inaugural X Games Sydney 2018, Australian athletes gave their hometown crowd reason to cheer. Australian athletes took home 10 medals, three of them being gold, the most of any country. Ryan Williams of the Sunshine Coast kicked off the day winning his first X Games medal with gold in the BMX Big Air competition. Best known for throwing scooter tricks on the Nitro Circus tour, Ryan Williams showed he’s not just a one-trick pony. Adding BMX riding in recent years, Williams quickly learned his way around the bike and lands some of the most creative tricks in the discipline. Williams proved his BMX prowess by landing a nothing front bikeflip over the gap, to a frontflip flair at 11-feet, 3-inches to best the two-
Monster Energy would like to congratulate team rider’s Kyle Baldock and Colton Walker for taking silver and bronze, respectively, in BMX Dirt Finals at X Games Sydney 2018. The action popped off in front of an excited crowd at the Spotless Stadium inside Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday afternoon in Australia. Ten of the world’s best BMX riders took the course, which included three jumps, for their chance at earning X Games glory. Each rider was given three attempts, which made for an exhilarating contest that was action-packed and filled with some of the heaviest BMX tricks in the game.
Baldock, 27, is no stranger to this event and definitely had his heart set on gold being on his home turf and having his mom there to watch for the first time ever. Unfortunately, he had to settle for silver today, but still rode with plenty of passion and sent it for the fans.
“Just to be here and actually have X Games in Sydney, and have my mom here for the first time ever is so good,” said Baldock. On the last run I just went for it — X Games mode. All the boys made me go out and send it.”
Baldock came out swinging, and laid down a super clean first run, which was filled with amplitude, style, and technical tricks. The judges were impressed with his run which included; a 360 flip, front flip no hander, and ended with a cash roll. The crowd went wild for the cash roll, which he put down
Two runs, best run counts. As always, X Games street was a hell of an event...but the results were anything but typical. Alex Donnachie took the gold with an extremely technical and dialed first run...here's the raw highlights...
Another sunny day welcomed a packed house of fans to Spotless Stadium for the second day of X Games Sydney competition. The hometown fans were in for a treat as Gold Coast native Kyle Baldock added his tenth X Games medal today at the inaugural X Games Sydney BMX Dirt competition finishing second behind Poland's Dawid Godziek while American Colton Walker grabbed the bronze. The second day of X Games Sydney competition kicked off with a crowd-favorite BMX Dirt final. With Sydney local Brandon Loupos attempting to defend his X Games Minneapolis gold against fellow Aussie medal threats Kyle Baldock and Logan Martin, the crowd
Jeeeez. Scope some of the heaviest moves out of the 2018 X Games Sydney BMX Street Practice. Riding from Garrett Reynolds, Courage Adams, Chad Kerley, Sean Ricany, Bruno Hoffman, Devon Smillie, Lewis Mills and many more.
The competition schedule for the inaugural X Games Sydney at Spotless Stadium is now available at XGames.com. More than 200 elite athletes will compete at the world’s premier action sports event October 19-21, 2018, with live coverage and content across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. The world’s best will battle it out for a podium spot in Skateboard, BMX, Moto and more.