The sun was out over a fully packed Spotless Stadium for the final day of X Games Sydney 2018. Saving the best for last, Monster Energy athletes claimed gold in two of Sunday’s events: Defending gold champions Jarryd McNeil and Nyjah Huston claimed the top spot in Moto X Best Whip and Men’s Skateboard Street, respectively. Monster Energy athletes also took home medals in BMX Big Air and Moto X Best Trick.
Overall, the inaugural Sydney X Games drew massive crowds with attendance for the entire weekend estimated at 52,000 spectators. Despite rain interruptions and a few cancelled events, Australian fans showed their passion for action sports and witnessed the biggest names in BMX, Moto X and Skateboarding make X Games history. Online viewers across the globe followed the action via live stream on X Games digital properties such as YouTube and Instagram Live.
The final day in Sydney kicked off at noon local time under blue skies with all eyes on the Mega Ramp for BMX Big Air. Defending gold medallist and Monster Energy team rider James Foster, who won BMX Big Air at X Games Minneapolis in 2017 and 2018, came into the competition as the man to beat. Facing the world elite of big ramp BMX riding, Foster sent a massive backflip triple tail whip over the 70-foot gap into a massive quad flip on the 28-foot quarterpipe for 90.33 points and a strong silver finish.