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X Games Sydney 2018 Day One News and Results

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Alex Donnachie Wins First X Games Gold and Mariah Duran Wins Back-to-Back Gold in Street Finals

 

For the first time in X Games history, competition kicked off at Spotless Stadium bringing the first X Games to fans in Sydney. Local legends impressed their hometown crowds with world-class performances. Leading the charge was Sydney-local Lewis Mills who took home his first X Games medal with BMX Street silver in his first X Games competition as the youngest in the field. Another youngster, 11-year old Keefer Wilson became the second youngest competitor in X Games history when he dropped into the Skateboard Big Air Qualifier, finishing in seventh. Mansfield native Hayley Wilson finished in sixth place in the Women’s Skateboard Street final, as the sole Australian in the field. In the BMX Big Air Qualifier, Jaie Toohey earned the final transfer spot, besting fellow Australians Andy Buckworth, Matt Whyatt and Todd Meyn.

 

Kicking off the first final of X Games Sydney with a bang, the BMX Street final stunned fans with Scottish rider Alex Donnachie upsetting perennial gold medal favorite Garrett Reynolds for his first X Games medal. The medal also put him in the history books as Scotland’s first X Games medalist. Sydney native Lewis Mills impressed the hometown crowd with a silver medal performance, forcing Fiend teammate and eight-time gold medalist Garrett Reynolds to settle for his first X Games bronze.

 

A repeat of the X Games Minneapolis podium, Mariah Duran, Leticia Bufoni and Aori Nishimura all earned back-to-back medals in the Women’s Skateboard Street competition. The reigning gold medalist took the top spot early, with a first run score of 89.00 that held for the rest of the competition. Bufoni narrowly missed the podium, landing a solid final run, but her 88.00 score wasn’t enough.

 

The day began with Big Air qualifications for both Skateboard and BMX, where Brazilians took the top qualifying spot in each. Douglas Oliveira was the top qualifier in the BMX competition and Rony Gomes took the top Skateboard spot. The top three BMX riders and top four Skateboarders will join the prequalified athletes in the finals.

 

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Results

Skateboard Street Women’s Final

  1. Mariah Duran, 89.00 (USA)
  2. Leticia Bufoni, 88.00 (BRA)
  3. Aori Nishimura, 82.00 (JPN)
  4. Pamela Rosa, 80.00 (BRA)
  5. Alexis Sablone, 77.00 (USA)
  6. Hayley Wilson, 72.00 (AUS)
  7. Candy Jacobs, 71.33 (NED)
  8. Liv Lovelace, 71.00 (AUS)
  9. Nanaka Fujisawa, 56.33 (JPN)
  10. Aimee Massie, 46.00 (AUS)

 

Gold– Mariah Duran

Silver– Leticia Bufoni

Bronze– Aori Nishimura

 

BMX Street Final

  1. Alex Donnachie, 84.33 (SCO)
  2. Lewis Mills, 84.00 (AUS)
  3. Garrett Reynolds, 83.33 (USA)
  4. Devon Smillie, 82.66 (USA)
  5. Chad Kerley, 82.33 (USA)
  6. Dennis Enarson, 82.00 (USA)
  7. Bruno Hoffman, 81.66 (GER)
  8. Sean Ricany, 80.33 (USA)
  9. Dakota Roche, 73.33 (USA)
  10. Courage Adams, 61.66 (NGR)

 

Gold– Alex Donnachie

Silver– Lewis Mills

Bronze– Garrett Reynolds

 

BMX Big Air Qualifier

  1. Douglas Oliveira, 74.33 (BRA)
  2. Alex Landeros, 71.66 (USA)
  3. Jaie Toohey, 71.00 (AUS)
  4. Anthony Napolitan, 69.00 (USA)
  5. Andy Buckworth, 67.00 (AUS)
  6. Matt Whyatt, 64.00 (AUS)
  7. Todd Meyn, 0.00 (AUS)

 

Skateboard Big Air Qualifier

  1. Rony Gomes, 81.66 (BRA)
  2. Asher Bradshaw, 77.00 (USA)
  3. Toby Ryan, 74.00 (USA)
  4. Evan Doherty, 64.00 (USA)
  5. Xander Newell, 58.33 (USA)
  6. Beaver Fleming, 56.66 (USA)
  7. Keefer Wilson, 53.00 (AUS)
  8. Justin Rivera, 37.66 (USA)
  9. Marcelo Bastos, 30.66 (BRA)
  10. Tas Pappas, 30.00 (AUS)

 

BMX Dirt Qualifier

  1. Pat Casey, 77.00 (USA)
  2. Dawid Godziek, 76.66 (POL)
  3. Leandro Moreira, 76.33 (BRA)
  4. Jake Leiva, 75.00 (USA)
  5. Mike Hucker Clark, 74.33 (USA)
  6. Ben Wallace, 73.00 (GBR)
  7. Andy Buckworth, 71.00 (AUS)
  8. Jacob Bailey, 61.66 (USA)
  9. Paul Langlands, 60.66 (NZL)
  10. James Foster, 56.00 (USA)
  11. Alex Nikulin, 50.00 (RUS)
  12. Chris James, 46.66 (AUS)
  13. Jaie Toohey, 37.33 (AUS)

VIDEO NEWS RELEASE

During X Games Sydney 2018, ESPN will make available a daily Video News Release with the following video content: Competition footage (Gold, Silver, Bronze runs), Breaking News and Features. The VNR is posted approximately 2 hours after the conclusion of the final competition each day and is for EDITORIAL/NEWS USE ONLY. Footage is NOT for commercial use. To access the content, visit this link (no password required): https://espn.box.com/v/sydneyxgamesVNR2018