The X Games is widely recognised as the pinnacle event in action sports, and as a global symbol of youth culture, entertainment and athletic achievement.
Action sports have a huge following and participation rate in Australia, and local athletes feature prominently in the medal tables of both the summer and winter events. At the most recent Minneapolis event (July 2017) 16 Australian athletes were invited to compete along with one New Zealander.
Now, the world’s premier action sports festival is coming to Sydney and the countdown is on with 30 of the biggest names in action sports confirmed to take place in this historic event at Spotless Stadium, on October 19 – 21.
The first ever Australian X Games will have a distinctly Australian flavour, showcasing our amazing location, action sport athletes and youth culture to our own country and to the world.
This adrenaline-fueled event brings together the world’s best action sports athletes to compete for gold in BMX, Skate and Moto X.
The biggest names, the most insane tricks and the famous Big Air Ramp will feature across three jam-packed days.
In addition to the competitions, patrons will experience ‘X Fest’, with activities and entertainment for the whole family. There’ll be heaps of places to eat, drink, chill, and get close to the action.
Each day will deliver multiple competitions including heats, finals and medal presentations
Skateboard sensation Nyjah Huston, BMX whiz kid Colton Walker and West Australian moto X charger Josh Sheehan headline a blockbuster list of athletes confirmed to take place at the first ever X Games to take place in Australia.
Nyjah Huston is hero to millions of millennials around the globe. Since storming onto the skate scene as an 11-year-old, the Californian native has claimed 11 X Games medals, including seven gold.
Now 24, Huston boasts more than 2.4million Instagram followers and an army of endorsement deals to rival the biggest names in world sport.
Other high-profile athletes confirmed for this three-day action sports extravaganza include exciting BMX Dirt prospect Colton Walker, BMX Street legend Garrett Reynolds and 17-year-old female Japanese skateboard sensation Aori Nishimura.
Spearheading Australia’s assault in Sydney will be Moto X superstars Josh Sheehan, Jackson Strong, Clinton Moore and our only gold medallist from X Games Minneapolis 2017, Jarryd McNeil.
Hailing from Yarrawonga in regional Victoria, McNeil has been a regular on the X Games circuit since 2010, claiming four gold, three sliver and two bronze medals across Moto X disciplines.
“X Games continues to get bigger and bigger and I’m so excited fans back home in Australia will finally get the chance to see it live,” McNeil said.
“Aussie athletes have a long and proud history across all disciplines at X Games and I know our fans back home are going to love it.”
“Obviously I love Moto X but with Skate and BMX now included in the Olympics, I’m sure we are going to see some pretty exciting new talent emerge across those disciplines.”
“The likes of Hayley Wilson and Kat Williams are banging on the door and I know they will get so much confidence out of this event come October.”
“I think I speak for the entire team when I say we just can’t wait to get out there in front of a big home crowd and do what we love.” McNeil said
And, we can't wait to see them do it!
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