Gold, Silver and Bronze Go To First-Time X Games Medalists in Moto X Best Trick Final – X Games 16 Results, News & Updates
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Moto X Best Trick Final delivered plenty of thrills as the top three spots went to first-time X Games medalists. Australian natives Cam Sinclair and Robbie Maddison received gold and silver, and Taka Higashino of Osaka, Japan, took bronze.
“I have been watching the X Games since I was 10 years old,” Sinclair said. “This is a dream come true.”
In his first X Games, Sinclair wowed the audience and the judges as he successfully completed a double backflip during his first run. This is only the third time this trick has been landed at the X Games, and Sinclair is the second rookie to win Best Trick.
“After my accident in Spain, I had lots of practice and preparation for this competition,” Sinclair said. “Even though I have completed the double backflip eleven times, I was really worried because the set-up is different everywhere. I am excited that I was able to pull it off.”
Second and third place were close as Maddison completed a smooth spin for his first run and then impressed the crowd with a Volt to side-saddle lander. Higashino’s double grab indy air secured his first bronze medal.
“I am honored to get silver and am stoked to get my first medal,” Maddison said. “Taka’s trick was insane, and to me, I see no difference between second and third.”
“I am super excited. This is my fourth year at X Games and my first medal,” Higashino said. “Sometimes the difficulty of the trick messes with my head then I think about Jeremy Lusk. I felt like he was with me and I stuck it.”
Moto X Best Trick Final Results
Final standings from the ESPN X Games 16 Moto X Best Trick competition held at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on July 30, 2010.
Name Hometown Score
1. Cam Sinclair Pearcedale, Australia 94.33
2. Robbie Maddison Kiama, New South Wales Australia 93.66
3. Taka Higashino Osaka, Japan 90.66
4. Clinton Moore Bundaberg, Australia 90.33
5. Levi Sherwood Palmerston North, New Zealand 88.33
6. Rich Kearns Oxford, Conn. 88.00
7. Todd Potter Temecula, Calif. 85.00
8. Paris Rosen Apple Valley, Minn. 52.66