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New Faces Dominate Moto X Best Trick Final

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There was no familiar faces on the podium for the Moto X Best Trick Final on Friday after domination from three first-time X Games participants.

Australian Cam Sinclair wowed the crowds and judges with a double backflip, the same trick that him out of contention last year after crashing heavily in the Red Bull X Fighters event in Madrid.

“I have been watching the X Games since I was 10 years old,” Sinclair said. “This is a dream come true.”

Sinclair took the Gold spot after successfully landing his signature double backflip becoming the third ever person to land the trick at X Games.

“After my accident in Spain, I had lots of practice and preparation for this competition,” Sinclair said. “Even though I have completed the double backflip eleven times, I was really worried because the set-up is different everywhere. I am excited that I was able to pull it off.”

Madrid X Fighter winner Robbie Maddison claimed Silver as he completed a smooth spin in his first run then impressed the crowed with a Volt to side-saddle lander.

“I am honored to get silver and am stoked to get my first medal,” Maddison said. “Taka’s trick was insane, and to me, I see no difference between second and third.”

Japanese rider Taka Higashino took Bronze with a double grab indy air.

“I am super excited. This is my fourth year at X Games and my first medal,” Higashino said. “Sometimes the difficulty of the trick messes with my head then I think about Jeremy Lusk. I felt like he was with me and I stuck it.”

1.     Cam Sinclair           Pearcedale, Australia               94.33
2.     Robbie Maddison        Kiama, New South Wales Australia    93.66
3.     Taka Higashino         Osaka, Japan                        90.66
4.     Clinton Moore          Bundaberg, Australia                90.33
5.     Levi Sherwood          Palmerston North, New Zealand       88.33
6.     Rich Kearns            Oxford, Conn.                       88.00
7.     Todd Potter            Temecula, Calif.                    85.00
8.     Paris Rosen            Apple Valley, Minn.                 52.66
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