Courtesy ESPN X Games Press Release
X Games Munich wrapped up day four with several memorable X Games events including the first ever Mountain Bike Slopestyle event and Bob Burnquist earning his fifth straight gold and the most medals ever in X Games history.
In Skateboard Big Air, Bob Burnquist made history after winning gold and becoming the most decorated athlete in X Games history with 25 medals. His Switch Backside Ollie 540 that he stuck during the gap section was one of the most memorable moments of the event.
“Everyone was skating so good, I just can’t believe this is happening,” the 36-year-old Brazilian said right after his win. “That’s just an honor. I’ve been skating X Games since day one. To be healthy and representing Brazil, I’m just stoked.”
Chris Cole came through during a high-pressure situation to take the win at the Street League Skate final in X Games Munich. Looking comfortable during the flow and control sections of the event, Cole landed a memorable 9.0 run during the impact section to claim his first Street League Skateboarding win and third X Games gold.
“This win is awesome,” Cole Said. I’m so stoked, I’ve been trying for a long time to get one done and now I can have a lot more fun skating them and not necessarily trying to win,” said Cole. “It was pretty intense, I was talking to myself the whole time, and just had to believe that I could do it and just get through it.”
Although wind conditions delayed the inaugural Mountain Bike Slopestyle event until later in the evening, it did not hamper Brett Rheeder from bringing home his first gold at X Games. Rheeder landed a flawless second run to edge past Brandon Semenuk’s score by just a few tenths of a point and Andreu Lacondeguy finishing who finished third overall.