X Games: Jackson Strong front flips his way to gold in Moto X Best Trick final
Strong's final score of 95.66 was enough for him to edge Cameron Sinclair (94.66) and Josh Sheehan (93.33). All three medalists in the event are Australians.
A scary moment occured early in the event when action sports star Travis Pastrana attempted to flip and spin his dirt bike 720 degrees in the air, a trick he calls a "Toilet Paper Roll."
It's a trick Pastrana has tried numerous times to land but had never accomplished. He didn't make it Thursday and crash-landed on the dirt ramp. He had to be helped off the track and was later seen on a stretcher.
An X Games spokeswoman confirmed he had suffered an injury to his lower extremities but he was still being evaluated. The X Games later stated he was being sent to the hospital for X-rays on his right foot.
-- Baxter Holmes