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X Games: Daniel Dhers rallies to win BMX Freestyle Park gold medal

July 30, 2011 |  2:08 pm


Daniel Dhers (pictured above) snuck up on Dennis Enarson to snatch X Games gold with his final run at the BMX Freestyle Park final on Saturday afternoon.

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Enarson looked to be safely in first as the riders mounted for their last attempt –- so safe that he tried a double-spin, no-handed aerial trick that he failed to land in his final run. After the buzzer ushered him out, in stepped Dhers, six points behind. And with an impressive twist to cap off his final run, Dhers was rewarded with 41 points, to throw him into a tie for first place with Enarson.

Dhers had the higher third score between the two riders and consequently won the tiebreaker to earn the gold medal.

Scotty Cranmer finished far ahead of the rest of the pack to round out the podium in third.


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--Matt Stevens

Photo credit: Harry How / Getty Images