X Games 16: Recapping the Winners From Day Four
The final day of X Games 16 provided the Staples Center and Coliseum crowds with its usual thrills, spills, and close calls.
However, what set apart this edition of the early summer classic was a little bit of deja vu, a few firsts, and several gold medal surprises.
Here are a few winners on Day Four that stole the show.
Moto X Speed & Style: Pastrana Wins With Speed
A perennial crowd favorite at the Summer X Games, the Moto X Speed & Style event never disappoints.
Participants receive points for creativity and originality while executing tricks during the race. They also receive points as though taking an exam graded on a curve, as riders are dished points divided by the differential of seconds in a four-lap race.
The speed factor proved to be the deciding one as Pastrana was outscored in the style points category by Nate Adams, but finished the race nearly six seconds ahead of him.
Pastrana's 93.97 proved to be tops in the competition, and he took home the Gold.
Pedro Barros Wins Skateboard Park Gold in First Appearance as Pro
The 15-year-old phenom made his final performance count on Sunday, capturing the Gold Medal in his first ever pro appearance.
However, it wasn't the first time Barros has dawned the Gold, he won it as an amateur in last year's games.
Traditionally, Park participants attempted to come up with new tricks in order to show originality and style. But this year's competition was marked by technical perfection with flawless execution. Barros showed attention to detail as he won a close race over Andy MacDonald.
Skateboard Park Legends: Christian Hasoi
In the Skateboard Legends event, the competition plays out like if Major League Baseball Hall of Famers laced up again to remember old times.
Only this time, the shoes are already on, and they climb on top of skateboards. The competition included noteworthy skaters of the past three decades.
Christian Hasoi certainly showed why he belongs in this ceremony of seasoned veterans, winning the Gold while receiving unanimous applause from the audience.
Reynolds Wins Third Straight BMX Street Gold
Garrett Reynolds' Gold Medal performance on Sunday even featured an unnecessary final run as his score was so high he would have won without using an additional session.
Reynolds is a true showman, however, and he granted the audience's wish with a final run, and a final score of 96.33, to win Gold for the third consecutive year over Dennis Enarson, who finished six points behind.
Fly Girl: Alexis Sablone Wins Gold in Women's Skateboarding Street Final
Sablone was treated to fierce competition from teenager Leticia Bufoni, but outscored her in the first round with an 87.00, and held on to take Gold. When interviewed after finishing the course, Sablone admitted she felt intimidated and nervous to be on an unfamiliar course.
This chick must have ice in her veins, and she never let her anxiety show through, as she captured a well-deserved Gold.
No Rally on Final Day
The final day of X Games 16 didn't feature the Rally car races, as Tanner Foust took Gold in the event on Saturday.
However, the fairly new competition held at the LA Memorial Coliseum didn't need another day, as it was an overall success. The Rally Car race is a shining example of bright horizons for X Games, as it is experiencing a growing fan base and increased exposure year after year.