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Kieran Woolley Bags his First X Games Gold



Australian Kieran Woolley won in the Men’s Skateboard Park Competition in the last day of the Summer X Games 2022. The Monster Energy skater put down the highest-scoring run of the final in his third run securing his victory.

Kieran Woolley wins his first X Games gold medal. Photo by Bryce Kanights, courtesy of Monster Energy.

This is Woolley’s first gold in the X Games. He recently placed second in the X Games Chiba this year and won in the bowl contest in Copenhagen Open this summer.

Fifteen-year old Gavin Bottger finished second in this event, claiming his second silver in the X Games. This is only his third appearance in X Games, excluding his participation in the SKB Park Amateurs. He got his first silver as a rookie in X Games 2021 when he was 14 years old.

Luiz Francisco from Brazil placed third in the competition. In 2021, he represented his country in the Tokyo Olympics and finished at fourth place.

Kieran Woolley doing a backside ollie. Photo by Bryce Kanights, courtesy of Monster Energy.

Women’s Skateboard Street Results

Momiji Nishiya got her first X Games gold for the Women’s Skateboard Street event. She has previously won silver in the X Games Minneapolis Women’s Street event in 2019.

Nishiya is also a gold medalist in the Tokyo Olympics Women’s Street event. She is the youngest ever to win a gold medal for Japan and one of the youngest medalists in Olympics history.

Coming in at second place is 11-year-old Australian skater Chloe Covell. She was the youngest competitor in this Summer X Games. She also placed third in the X Games Chiba.

Yumeka Oda got the the bronze medal for the event. She recently placed second in the Street League Skateboarding Women’s Jacksonville leg.

Real Street Best Trick Results

Apart from the Mega Park discipline, this year’s Summer X Games introduced a new format for their video competition. This year’s Real Street Best Trick contest was an all-out, 30-minute jam session.

Ten athletes were invited to participate in the event. Each was given several attempts to land a technical hand rail trick in the iconic “Brooklyn” ten-stair rail in San Diego, California.

In the end, Yuto Horigome got the judges nod in the Real Street Best Trick contest with his nollie back 270 to noseslide. He also placed third in the X Games Men’s Street Category in the Day 4 of the Summer X Games 2022.

Jamie Foy landed in the second place while Monster Team rider Matt Berger placed third in the competition.

Watch the Real Street Best Trick competition below.

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Elliot Sloan Wins X Games Chiba 2023 Vert Best Trick



Elliot Sloan claimed victory in the recently held X Games Chiba 2023 Vert Best Trick competition.

During the 20-minute controlled jam session, Sloan made multiple attempts without success. He seemed already resigned to losing, but everyone was given another run after the 20-minute mark.

He finally came through on his last try with his fast-spinning Cab heelflip Indy 720. The trick brought the house down and earned him the gold medal. Sloan now has a total of 16 X Games medals!

Tony Hawk’s X Games comeback is another highlight of the event. The legendary Birdman put down technical tricks, including Madonna switch crooked grind and Half Cab body varial to backside blunt.

Meanwhile, Moto Shibata successfully landed his kickflip McTwist early in the competition and earned him a silver medal.

The youngest participant, Gui Khury, executed a nollie indie 900 in his second attempt earning him a bronze medal.

Edouard Damestoy and Clay Kreiner also successfully landed a trick during the jam.

Skateboard Vert

Edouard Damestoy landed first place in Men’s Skateboard Vert with a score of 90. Tom Schaar and Jimmy Wilkins joined him at the podium for second and third place, respectively.

Watch how the X Games Chiba 2023 Skateboard Best Trick went down in the video below.

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Ginwoo Onodera Wins Gold in his X Games Debut



Ginwoo Onodera bagged his first gold in his X Games debut this Sunday. At just 13 years old, he was the youngest participant in the 2023 X Games Chiba Men’s Street. He is also among the youngest to win an X Games gold in history.

The Japanese skateboarding phenom sealed his win in his first run, earning a score of 90.33.

Second placer Kelvin Hoefler tried his best to beat Onodera during his second run. But he failed to land his ender and improve his score. His best run score was 83.66.

Third placer Jamie Foy was initially in the 4th place with 81 points in the first runs. He slid into 6th place after Matt Berger’s and Braden Hoban’s 2nd run.

But Foy made a solid second run earning him a score of 83.33, beating Braden Hoban’s and Kairi Netsuke’s best runs of 83 and 82.66, respectively.

Watch the full X Games Chiba 2023 Men’s Street Skateboarding coverage below.

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Keegan Palmer Tops X Games Japan Men’s Skateboard Park  



Keegan Palmer earned a gold medal for X Games Japan Men’s Skateboarding Park.

The Australian skateboarder secured his spot in the first run, scoring 83.66. Corey Juneau came in second, while Gavin Bottger took the third spot.

Last Friday’s competition was supposed to be an elimination round for Saturday’s finals. However, the organizers had to cancel several events because of nonstop rain. They informed participants to treat the elimination as finals in case of cancellations.

Watch the full competition below.

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