X Games Shanghai closed out with a another day filled with Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions, along with musical performances and interactive activities including drone and go cart racing in X Fest. The action kicked off with BMX Street, where American Garrett Reynolds reclaimed his spot atop the podium and earned his 10th gold in the discipline and 13th medal overall. Reynolds threw down a toboggan 360 and truckdriver, both over the dragon feature on the course, along with a downside 180 tailwhip to fakie and a hopover smith grind on the rainbow rail. Reynolds edged out German rider Felix Prangenberg (85.00) who took silver, and X Games Minneapolis gold medalist Chad Kerley (84.00) took home the bronze.
X Games Shanghai 2019 Day One News and Results – Ryan Williams Defends BMX Big Air Gold. ESPN proudly lifted the curtain on a new destination for X Games at a one-of-a-kind venue adjacent to Shanghai Disney Park in Shanghai with an action-packed first day. The final competition of the evening was BMX Big Air, where Australia’s Ryan Williams defended gold with a mind-blowing frontflip bri-flip over the gap and frontflip flair on the quarterpipe. Williams’ first X Games competition was only X Games Minneapolis 2018, and while he missed the podium on his first appearance, he’s won gold both times subsequently. Williams edged out Vince Byron on the last run of the competition. Fellow Aussie Byron took silver (91.66) and American James Foster added to his medal collection with bronze (87.66).
BMX Big Air results: 1. Ryan Williams, 93.00 (AUS) 2. Vince Byron, 91.66 (AUS) 3. James Foster, 87.66 (USA) 4. Mykel Larrin, 86.66 (USA) 5. Morgan Wade, 86.00 (USA) 6. Colton Satterfield, 85.00 (USA) 7. Andy Buckworth, 74.00 (AUS)