The first-ever edition of X Games in Japan is officially live! Monster Energy congratulates its BMX and skateboard athletes on a strong performance on day one of X Games Chiba 2022. The BMX Flatland competition, contested for the first time in 19 years at X Games, saw 36-year-old Moto Sasaki from Chiba, Japan, claim bronze In the inaugural event at ZOZO Marine Stadium.
Supported by Monster Energy as the official energy drink partner, X Games Chiba 2022 is the 64th edition of X Games since the event’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay is at the center of the action sports world with a capacity for 30,000 spectators. For a distinctly Japanese flavor, the live event features Park and Street course designs inspired by origami artwork.
More than 90 athletes from 18 countries are competing for a total of 30 medals awarded in ten competitions across three sports. Top-notch athletic performances are supplemented by a cultural festival experience, art installations, and musical performances by the likes of Japanese rock band Man with a Mission, who also supplied the official theme song for X Games Chiba 2022.
BMX Flatland: Monster Energy’s Moto Sasaki Claims Bronze in Front of Hometown Crowd
For the second medal event of the day, X Games Chiba 2022 brought back a blast from the past:
Flatland results Urban Rural Ride Saint-Yan, France.
PRO 1. Bruno Morotti Bacchiegga 2. Joris Bretagnolles 3. Alberto Moya 4. Julien Baran 5. Gilles van de Sompel 6. Keiryo Kuda 7. Anatole Rahain 8. Jorrit Van Drumpt 9. Kevin Jacob 10. Martin Drazil 11. Jean Bulhon
Results AFA Round 1 in Houston, Texas. BMX Flatland. Pro Class 1. Mickey Gaidos 2. Dax Wolford 3. Omari Cato 4. James McGraw 5. Bobby Burge 6. Art Thomason 7. Ruben Castillo 8. Rodney Williams 9. Todd Carter 10. Cesar Rengal
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The public will vote with an app that measures the decibels. So riders need to connect with the crowd and still deliver amazing tricks! It’s a big challenge full of good vibes! All riders win as they will have their own time on their demand.
But don’t forget they are warriors and they will fight for the Podium! We will have one contest on Saturday and one on Sunday.
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When I started riding BMX as a kid, I never thought I'd still be riding in my 20s, never mind at 50! So this year I wanted to create a riding edit documenting that I'm still at it (however infrequently).