The X Games never disappoint. Every year each athlete lays it on the line to progress their respective sport. This year I took some photographs ofX Games 16 on Thursday. Thursday's events included Moto X Freestyle, Skateboard Street, Super X Adaptive, Super X (men & women), and Skateboard Big Air. Thursday's X Games events took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the Event Deck at L.A. Live (across from the Staples center). Take a look below, and check out my picture documentary of the 2009 X Games.
Some of the athletes that participated in this years X Games include Ashley Fiolek, Andy Macdonald, Travis Pastrana, Nate Adams, Jake Brown, Bob Burnquist, Ryan Sheckler, Shaun White, Robbie Maddison: check out the full list of invited athletes here.
1. A picture of the Super X start at the L.A. Coliseum.
3. Nate Adams gives a fist pump to the crowd after his final run.
5. Freestyle Moto X semi finals.
6. Adam Jones taking a turn during one of his runs.
7. Bob Burnquist gets some air on the mega ramp.
8. Bob Burnquist salutes the crowd after a great run.
8. Robbie Maddison launches off of a ramp during FMX semi final rounds.
9. Maddo is attended to after a crash. The crash took him out of FMX but he finished second in MX Best Trick a day later.
10. A look down the street at X Fest.
11. Live music at X Fest.
12. Fans at the VIP section taking a look at the Skateboard big air finals.
13. A look at the mega ramp.
14. A few skateboarders taking a cart up to the top of the mega ramp.
15. Jake Brown getting ready to dive in.
16. Jake taking a break after a fall during practice.
17. Ashley Fiolek on her way to a gold medal in Womens Super X.
18. The start of Mens Super X.
19. Travis Pastrana taking a victory lap.
20. Skateboard street at L.A. Event Deck.
21. Pastrana was one of the only riders to make use of the wall in the middle of the FMX course.
22. Pastrana talking to the ground crew before one of his runs.
23. Ryan Sheckler after a run at Skateboard Street.
24. Sal Masekela looking over his notes before going on live TV.
25. Adam Jones adjusts his handlebars before hitting the ramp.
27. A FMX rider salutes the crowd.
28. Travis Pastrana entering the course.
29. The Cat out preparing the course before FMX.
30. Ryan Sheckler during one of his runs to a gold medal.
31. A few of the skaters getting ready for Skateboard Street Finals.