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2003 Los Angeles X Games
Men's Skateboard Park Wrap-Up

Wrap-up report from ESPN on the men's skateboard park competition at the 2003 X Games in Los Angeles, California.

YOUNGEST GOLD MEDALLIST IN X GAMES HISTORY AWARDED
AT X GAMES IX MENíS SKATEBOARD PARK FINAL

13-Year-Old Ryan Sheckler Earns His FirstGold Medal at X Games IX

LOS ANGELES ≠ At only 13-years old, X Games newcomer Ryan Sheckler (San Clemente, Calif.) took top honors at the X Games IX Skateboard Park Final, stunning an energetic crowd of thousands at STAPLES Center. Now the youngest X Games gold medallist in history, Shecklerís winning run included a backside smith grind, backside 5.0, kickflip railslide, a big kickflip over the gap to a huge kickflip indy grab scoring a 93.33.

In Shecklerís first appearance in X Games competition, he has officially become the youngest competitor to win gold in X Games history. When asked about his success and competing against other professional athletes he said, "I just want to be humble and progress. Iím skating with guys I have looked up to all my life. The fact that I am winning is cool, but just skating with them is the best part."

"I had absolutely no intentions of winning the X Games," said Scheckler. "I just came here to have fun and not mess up. I hope next year is just as fun."

In his ninth X Games appearance, Carlos de Andrade (Curitiba, BRA) won the silver medal in the Skateboard Park Finals scoring a 92.67. His silver medalling first run included a variety of tricks including a backside air disaster, switch cookie grind and a frontside smith grind to lipslide. Andradeís second place finish is a drastic improvement from his nineteenth place finish in X Games VIII.

One of the most consistent Park skaters in the field, Chad Bartie (Gold Coast, Queensland AUS) scored a 90.67 in his first run earning him the bronze medal in the Menís Skateboard Park Finals. Bartieís third place finish is his best in X Games competition.


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