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X Games: Jackson Strong front flips his way to gold in Moto X Best Trick final

July 28, 2011 |  8:03 pm

Games1 Jackson Strong pulled off the first front flip in the history of the Moto X Best Trick final on Thursday at Staples Center, and it was enough to win him gold.

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.

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-- Baxter Holmes

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