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Watch: First ever Motocross front flip at the X games

19 year old Jackson Strong helped make it a clean sweep for Australia in the Moto X Best Trick category.
Jul 29th 2011, 5:25 PM 411 0

LAST NIGHT WILL apparently go down in history as the first time a front flip was ever performed at the X-Games.

Jackson Strong from Australia took gold with the trick, as RacerX reports. “I was going to be pumped whether I took first or last place, it was just my goal to do a front flip at X Games,” the 19 year old said. “I think everyone saw how deep I had to dig. I had to hang on tight for that landing for sure.”

Spare a thought for his compatriots Cameron Sinclair and Josh Sheehan, who finished with silver and bronze respectively, despite both completing double back flips.

It’s tough at the top.

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