Monster Energy congratulates Alex Donnachie on his first X Games gold medal at X Games Sydney. For the first time in X Games history, the competition kicked off at Spotless Stadium bringing X Games fans to Sydney, Australia. Kicking off the first competition of X Games Sydney with a bang, Scottish rider Donnachie stunned fans by winning the gold in BMX Street upsetting the perennial gold medal favorite Garrett Reynolds. With a winning score of 84.33, the medal also put him in the history books as Scotland’s first X Games medalist.
"I don't know what to say...it doesn't seem real. It still hasn't sunk in yet," said Donnachie upon
X Games Minneapolis continued Saturday as 47,000 fans passed through the gates at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the most talented action sports athletes in the world compete in a wide range of events including The Real Cost Skateboard Big Air, the Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt Final and the crowd favorite Monster Energy Moto X Best Trick. With five scores in the 90’s, the Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt Finals was ultimately won by Aussie, and X Games rookie, Brandon Loupos. Lining up a combination of tricks that included a double backflip, a cash roll, a triple tail whip and a flair double tailwhip, the Australian’s third run score of 95.00 beat out Logan Martin’s valiant effort in which he landed an equally impressive run earning a 94.00. Taking bronze was another X Games rookie, 23-year-old Brian Fox.
Monster Energy congratulates the unstoppable James Foster who took gold in BMX Big Air at X Games Minneapolis 2018. In a heated contest that saw eight riders give it their all, it was Foster who reigned king on the biggest jump at X Games with a progressive run that will change the future of the sport. Alex Nikulin, meanwhile, became the first Russian athlete to place top three at X Games in over fifteen years. Owning as much charisma as talent, Foster showed up to X Games Minneapolis with one goal in mind — to defend his hard won Big Air title from last year. There was just one problem however.“I came out here not even knowing if I could ride,” he explained after the event. “I got hit by a car last week on my motorcycle!”
After working with X Games for fourteen years, women's BMX advocate Nina Buitrago believes the time is now to make things official. Currently, the women do a demo on the park course. Nina - and the rest of the ladies - think it's time to move forward and put some medals on the line. Watch and check out her thoughts!