A spectacular one-day event is in the history books! Monster Energy, the official energy drink of X Games Norway 2019, congratulates its athletes on a hugely successful day of competing at the world’s premier action sports event. The world-class team dominated with a total of 13 medals across Ski, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, and Moto X disciplines, claiming four gold, six silver and three bronze medals.
Today’s four gold medal-winning performances included Monster Energy’s Jarryd McNeil
from Yarrawonga, Australia, who claimed gold in Moto X Best Whip and now is tied with Travis Pastrana for most motocross gold in X Games history with nine total. Also in motocross, Australian Jackson Strong
emerged on top of a stacked field of riders in Moto X Best Trick. The Monster Energy Skateboard Street event saw an upset victory by New Jersey’s own Ishod Wair
. And the Men’s Snowboard Big Air final saw the emotional return of Canadian Monster rider Max Parrot
from battling cancer to taking home what is already his sixth gold medal.
Now in its fourth year and supported by Monster Energy as the official drink sponsor, X Games Norway showcased a unique mixture of action sports in today’s ten-hour event: The world’s best athletes across Ski, Snowboard, Skateboard and – for the first time at X Games Norway – Freestyle Motocross disciplines battled for X Games medals at Telenor Arena in front of a live audience and connected viewers worldwide.
The sheer fact that snow sports were featured at X Games Norway – in the month of August! – deserves special mention: Over the course of nine days, the X Games team in Oslo constructed a massive artificial snow jump that reached all the way through the arena’s roof. Riders dropped into the dry-slope ramp from outside the arena, starting on a small platform on top of a tall tower accessed by elevator and landed in front of the stoked crowd below.