Moto Shiba wins the Skate Vert at X Games.

The X Games started yesterday with three finals, BMX Vert, Skate Vert and Harley Davidson Flat Track. In the BMX Vert, the competition was extremely tough, as legendary figures such as Bob Burnquist competed against young guns such as Moto Shibata or Mitchie Brusco.

As the rules say, there were three runs. Moto Shibata did an amazing 90.00 and stayed in the lead to the end. Therefore the 21 years old from Osaka, Japan won the gold medal. Jimmy Wilkins finished second with 89.00 and went on to take the silver medal.

The bronze was taken by another youngster, Mitchie Brusco. The 20 years old californian did an amazing 88.66 to finish third. For his performance, he took the bronze medal.

Bob Burnquist had a bad day and had to finished only eight. The legendary brazilian will have to wait until Saturday afternoon for the Big Air, where he has won ten gold medals in his career.

The X Games will continue today with the finals from MotoX Freestyle, BMX Street, Women’s Skateboard Street, BMX Big Air.


photo – X Games