The 2014 Austin X Games concluded yesterday and we bring you the Skateboarding results for the different disciplines. Attendance at the event was strong through all four days and totaled 160,000, bringing all-time X Games attendance over the last 20 years to more than 5 million.
Jimmy Wilkins claimed the gold in Skateboard Vert with a score of 87.00. At 20 years old, Wilkins is the youngest Vert gold medalist in X Games history, showing off style, amplitude and riding maturity. Coming in behind Wilkins was Sandro Dias, claiming silver, while 17-year-old Mitchie Brusco secured bronze with an impressive third run.
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With just 14-years, Tom Schaar claimed his first-ever gold with the night’s most impressive run – a memorable 720 over the gap into a 900 on the quarterpipe – earning him a score of 89.00. As the second youngest gold medalist in X Games history, he beat out Big Air legendBob Burnquist, who as most decorated X Games athlete in history with 27 total medals, added a silver to his collection with score of 88.00. Edgard Pereira rounded out the podium with a bronze-earning score of 87.00.
At Skateboard Park as Pedro Barros became the second athlete in X Games history to earn at least seven consecutive gold or silver medals in the same discipline. Atlanta-based Grant Taylor earned his first X Games medal scoring 84.00 to earn the silver and Aaron Homoki took bronze.
The last event of the weekend was the Men’s Skateboard Street finals where Nyjah Huston continued his domination by winning his 5th Skateboard Street gold with calculated runs that included backside variations and 360 flips. On his second and final run he achieved a 95.00, earning a standing applause from the crowd. Brazil’s Luan Oliveira earned silver and X Games rookie Alec Majerus claimed bronze.
In the Women’s Skateboard Street the riders put together complex and creative runs through the course’s stairs, banks, and ledges. The top spot went to Lacey Baker who earned her first gold and seventh X Games medal with a score of 90.66. Coming in with the silver was 14-year-old Brazilian skater Pamela Rosa, who is fast becoming one of the stars of the women’s street skating with her clean style and diverse flip tricks.
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