etnies Jamie Bestwick will attempt to win back-to-back X Games gold medals to defend his 2003 title. As the inventor of the fastplant flair and flair tailwhip, he says people will be surprised at what happens.
After stunning the BMX world at X Games 2000 by taking the gold medal and again winning in 2003, 33-year-old Jamie will be arriving in Los Angeles later this week to defend his Vert BMX gold medal. In the past months, Jamie has not just been riding, but winning 1st place in his last five contests: Bike 2004 in Birmingham, UK; CFB at Woodward West; Soul Bowl in Donnington, UK; 2004 MSS in Washington DC and recently Ramps & Amps in South Street, NY.
ғI've been working on a couple of new things at camp (Woodward), some stuff no one's seen before. I'm just really doing stuff for myself to see if it's is possible. If I feel it's time to do it and I feel stoked on my runs at X Games, then I might fire it out. We'll just have to wait and see, because I don't want to say I'm going to do something and curse myself, but I'll for sure have new stuff, says Jamie.
So far, itԒs been an amazing year for the defending Vert gold medalist, and it doesnt seem like thereҒs anything stopping him from winning gold and throwing down a few new tricks at X Games. Its definitely going to be worth watching!
ESPNҒs SportsCenter will air LIVE from X Games X at 11:00 p.m. ET
Friday, August 6
9:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m.
Bike Stunt Vert Finals, Moto-X Step-Up Finals, Skateboard Street Men֒s Finals