Skateboard takes center stage in California

X Games Los Angeles – Day 3 News and Results Skateboarding: Lasek caps a golden year, Huston still superior on Street. LOS ANGELES (USA) – On Day 3 at X Games Los Angeles Skateboard Vert and Street League finals took center stage under idyllic California conditions. History was made at the Skateboard Vert finals as 40-year-old Bucky Lasek won gold beating out rival Pierre-Luc Gagnon who took silver. Lasek’s first of four runs held its ground as the field of skaters gave tried to top his score of 92.33. With signature tricks like a heelflip frontside twist, a boneless 540, Lasek swept the Summer X Games series with his fourth straight gold this year. Veteran Andy MacDonald, who has competed in every Vert event since it’s inception at the X Games, took bronze. As the Street League finals got underway, Nyjah Huston showed his authority early, landing nearly every trick to earn gold. His winning runs included a Caballerial to noseblunt slide over the a-frame rail. Though main rival Paul Rodriguez skated the entire contest switch, his efforts we’re not enough to medal with Chris Cole taking silver and Luan Oliviera sneaking into third, landing a switch 360 flip on his final attempt. At the age of 18, this is Huston’s fourth X Games gold in Street. The Real Snow Backcountry winners were announced as well with Canadian Mikey Rencz taking gold for his video part filmed last winter. Skateboard Vert Final Results 1. Bucky Lasek, 92.33 (USA) 2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, 90.33 (CAN) 3. Andy Macdonald, 87.00 (USA) 4. Marcelo Bastos, 87.00 (BRA) 5. Rony Gomes, 86.66 (BRA) 6. Sandro Dias, 86.33 (BRA) 7. Paul-Luc Ronchetti, 83.33 (GBR) 8. Sam Beckett, 79.33 (GBR) 9. Alex Perelson, 73.00 (USA) 10. Tom Schaar, 53.00 (USA) Street League Skateboarding Final Results 1. Nyjah Huston, 53.00 (USA) 2. Chris Cole, 44.60 (USA) 3. Luan Oliveira, 44.20 (BRA) 4. Ryan Decenzo, 38.30 (CAN) 5. Shane O’neill, 33.10 (AUS) 6. Paul Rodriguez, 32.80 (USA) 7. Torey Pudwill, 14.60 (USA) 8. Bastien Salabanzi, 6.10 (FRA)]]>

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