X Games organizers created a BMX Park trick contest to honor the memory of extreme sports legend Dave Mirra.
And it was Aussie Kyle Baldock who won the gold medal. It was Baldock’s fifth X Games career gold.
Mirra, who was only 41, committed suicide in February. He retired in 2011 with 24 X Games medals, which at the time was the most ever won by an extreme sports athlete. The mark since was surpassed by Bob Burnquist.
It’s since been determined that Mirra had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease caused by head trauma. His brain was studied by neuropathologists at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Concussion Center.
Check out some of Baldock’s moves on the park course at Circuit of the Americas:
BMX rider Steve McCann was awake and alert after his scary crash in Big Air Doubles, according to X Games officials.
McCann was being transported to the hospital for observation and will be assessed for a head injury.
McCann hit his head on the ramp on his fourth run in Big Air Doubles. He was separated from his bike and slid off the main ramp onto the exit ramp, where he was quickly attended to by the medical staff.