2009 marks the 15th year of the X Video games, the world’s greatest severe sports competitors. Above the many years there have been numerous planet information set here, including Tony Hawk’s 900 degree spin, the very first time this skateboard feat had ever been completed in public, and Travis Pastrana’s double backflip in motocross.
2009 guarantees to supply comparable highlights, though only time will tell how a lot of records will be broken this time close to. The 2009 X Games will take spot in Los Angeles from July thirty to August two, 2009, with the bulk of occasions taking location in or close to Staples Center. The X Fest music and enjoyment festival will coincide with the X Video games, as it has for a number of many years. Like usually, the video games will be televised on ESP.
This year’s events consist of competitions in skateboarding, rally vehicle acing, motocross, BMX, and surfing, as leading athletes from close to the world present off their newest moves. This year, there are two new occasions joining the X Video games. They are Skateboard Big Air Rail Jam and Skateboard Park Legends. Skateboard Big Air Rail Jam is comparable to the Big Air ramp competition, with an additional twenty-foot extended rail right after the ramp. Anticipate to see massive tricks on this rail. Skateboard Park Legends is a concrete skateboard park competitors in which best skateboarding icons will be taking component, including Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero.
In addition to the two new competitions, two events have been renamed for X Games 15. Skateboard and BMX Freestyle SuperPark will be renamed to Skateboard Park and BMX Freestyle Park. Moto X Racing will be called Super X. In this occasion, you are going to see racer James Stewart, presently effectively-recognized in the sport as the winner of the 2009 Supercross Championship and other top occasions, compete in his first X Games.
More than 200 athletes prepare to get element in X Games 15.Â Athletes taking part in the X Video games have to be invited to compete. This year’s invited athletes, as always, include the top names in their respective sports. For skateboarding, count on to see Bob Burnquist, four time X Video games Skateboard Vert gold medalist. He is the two-time defending gold medalist in the Massive Air competition, and is one particular of only 3 athletes this 12 months to have competed in every single X Games competition to date.
Another X Video games athlete to have appeared at each X Video games competition since the first competition held in 1995 is Rune Glifberg, who will be competing in the Skateboard Park and Vert competitions. He is a 9-time medalist at the X Video games, and will be defending his gold medal in the Skateboard Park competitors.
Ryan Sheckler is a two-time gold medalist in the X Video games Skateboard Street competition, and will be defending his gold medal this yr. Skateboarder Elissa Streamer will be defending her gold metal in the Women’s Skateboard Street competition she is a 4-time gold medalist in this competition.
Well-known X-Video games veteran Travis Pastrana will return in Rally Vehicle racing. He is the recent Rally Automobile Racing defending gold medalist, and is nicely-identified within the sports activities of motocross and rally auto racing for his stunts.
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