CHIBA, Japan (PRWEB)
May 12, 2023
X Games is again in Japan! The world’s premier showcase in motion sports activities competitors will return to Japan for the second consecutive yr. Monster Energy, the official vitality drink accomplice of X Games, is proud to carry a number of the world’s greatest names in aggressive BMX, motocross, and skateboarding to X Games Chiba 2023 from May 12–14.
Following the success of final yr’s occasion in Japan, X Games Chiba 2023 marks the 67th version of X Games because the occasion’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, the motion sports activities world will deal with ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay with a complete capability for 30,000 spectators.
The Japan version of X Games is greater than ever: More than 110 athletes from 20 nations will compete for a complete of 33 medals in 11 occasions throughout three sports activities. This yr, Moto X Best Trick will probably be contested as a medal occasion for the primary time in Chiba.
All competitions will stream stay globally throughout XGames.com, YouTube, and Twitch, supplemented by behind-the-scenes, athlete-curated, and complementary content material on @XGames social media accounts.
Fans can stay up for an elite show of the very best in motion sports activities: X Games Chiba is an invite-only occasion reserved for multiple-time X Games medalists and extremely aggressive newcomers to maintain the extent of using at premium ranges. As the official drink sponsor of X Games Chiba 2023, Monster Energy is able to elevate the bar with a stacked workforce of riders, together with motion sports activities icons, defending gold medalists, and upcoming rookies.
Heading into X Games Chiba 2023, look out for the next key Monster Energy athletes and competitions:
The huge spectacle within the Land of the Rising Sun kicks off on Friday, May 12, with eliminations in key BMX and skateboarding occasions at ZOZO Marine Stadium.
Athletes will then compete for the primary set of X Games medals on Saturday within the BMX Street closing. Be looking out for 24-year-old German workforce rider Felix Prangenberg able to stage up his silver medal within the self-discipline from X Games 2022 and broaden his present rely of 4 X Games medals. Also gunning for podium spots, Scotland’s personal Alex Donnachie already owns gold from X Games Sydney 2018 and bronze from X Games 2021. And with three-time gold medal winner Kevin Peraza within the session, the primary medal occasion of X Games Chiba 2023 is sure to be a battle for the historical past books. Let’s go!
For the Women’s Skateboard Park closing, our squad consists of bona fide legends and rising stars: Stoking the hometown crowd, 21-year-old Mami Tezuka from Hikone, Japan, is a podium favourite with X Games silver and bronze below her belt. She will face off in opposition to her teammate and mentor, 30-year-old Lizzie Armanto, generally known as a legend in girls’s skateboarding since profitable Skateboard Park gold at X Games Barcelona in 2013. Also, don’t rely out Brazilian Olympic skateboarder Isadora Pacheco with some huge methods up her sleeve. Monster Army rider Grace Marhoefer from Cocoa Beach, Florida, on a mission for her first X Games podium after not too long ago profitable the ladies’s road contest at Phoenix Am. Last however not least, the upcoming American rider Ruby Lilley is prepared for the world stage. Don’t miss it!
Skateboarding stays the main focus within the Women’s Skateboard Street closing, the place final yr’s X Games Chiba gold medalist Rayssa Leal would be the rider to beat. The 15-year-old from Imperatriz, Brazil, is the reigning SLS Super Crown World Champion and has received the final 5 consecutive SLS competitions. Plus, she has a rating to settle after ending carefully off the rostrum at X Games 2022 final summer season. Leal is going through off with a hometown favourite, three-time X Games gold medalist Aori Nishimura. Also, be careful for younger Monster Army rippers Grace Marhoefer and Haylie Powell on the lookout for their first podium at X Games. Let’s get it!
Next, Monster Energy rolls into the BMX Park with a squad of heavy hitters: Last yr, younger rider Justin Dowell made his X Games debut in Chiba by claiming silver, then adopted up with one other silver medal on the summer season video games. Will the 23-year-old clinch his first X Games gold this yr? Or will 2022’s bronze medal winner Kevin Peraza go all the best way up for his third gold within the self-discipline? Expect the surprising as a result of the competitors is intense: 26-year-old Canadian Mike Varga has bronze within the self-discipline, plus three gold in Best Trick (extra about that later), whereas Corona, California native Daniel Sandoval owns one gold and three bronze.
Another California rider, Pat Casey from Riverside, earned three of his 5 X Games medals in Park and clinched silver in Mega Park at X Games 2022 – making him a ‘mega’ contender this yr! Never rule out Jeremy Malott from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, on a quest to broaden on two bronze medals from Park Best Trick. Last however not least, the squad consists of 22-year-old Bryce Tryon, already boasting an X Games silver medal, plus a latest win on the Monster Energy BMX Triple Challenge in Glendale. Also, control reigning European champ Anthony Jeanjean and Argentinian younger gun Jose Torres. Tune in for this epic battle!
All eyes will stay on the concrete bowl course for the BMX Park Best Trick closing, the place Monster Energy workforce riders will unleash their most technical trick creations. The greatest story: At X Games 2022, Canadian rider Mike Varga made historical past as the primary athlete to win three consecutive gold medals within the self-discipline. Will he elevate the bar to 4 gold? Don’t miss it!
Closing out an epic first day at X Games Chiba 2023, the Skateboard Vert occasion will carry the warmth with technical halfpipe using at its best. Last yr’s silver medalist, fashion sensation Moto Shibata from Osaka, has already proven the fashion and approach to assert gold – will he repeat the win from X Games 2017 this yr? Heavy competitors will come from New York City’s Elliot Sloan, proprietor of 15(!) X Games medals, together with six gold, and final summer season’s silver medalist in Skateboard MegaPark. Also heading to Chiba as a favourite, eight-time X Games medalist Tom Schaar simply returned from harm by claiming a second-place end within the Tampa Pro concrete jam. An explosive combine!
Sunday at X Games Chiba 2023 kicks off on a excessive notice within the Men’s Skateboard Park closing. All eyes will probably be on the golden boy, 19-year-old Australian ripper Kieran Woolley, after clutching gold at summer season X Games 2022 and silver at X Games Chiba final yr. The first-ever Australian park champ faces competitors from 2021 X Games gold medalist Liam Pace from Tucson, Arizona. What’s extra, earlier X Games gold medalists within the Big Air occasion, Tom Schaar and Trey Wood, are on the lookout for the highest spot in Park. And making his X Games debut in Chiba, Australian Monster Army rider Keefer Wilson is bringing huge methods to the battle. All bets are off for this one!
At X Games Chiba 2022, the time-honored BMX Flatland contest returned after a 19-year hiatus. The fan favourite is again by well-liked demand this yr, the roster together with 38-year-old fashion legend and present Flatland World Champion Moto Sasaki from Chiba. Having claimed bronze within the earlier yr’s occasion, the hometown hero faces a subject of upstarts and rookies. Will Sasaki as soon as once more show that timeless fashion can nonetheless win podium spots?
As the motion continues, technical halfpipe skateboarding takes middle stage in Skateboard Vert Best Trick. Ready to push the bounds, Elliot Sloan took gold within the self-discipline at X Games 2022 and joins the development session together with teammates Shibata and Schaar. Get able to see the total evolution of the game on full show!
Speaking of evolution, the upcoming rider to observe within the Men’s Skateboard Street Final is a younger prodigy: 16-year-old Daiki Ikeda earned a shock silver medal in his X Games debut at X Games Chiba 2022 and has additionally received the 2022 version of Tampa Am. But not so quick! The winningest road skater of all time, Nyjah Huston, simply returned to competitors incomes a podium spot at SLS Chicago, and instructions the largest stack of X Games medals of all of them: Huston owns 20 X Games Medals (13 gold, 5 silver, and two bronze). Nyjah will go in opposition to 30-year-old Kelvin Hoefler from São Paulo, Brazil, a two-time X Games gold medalist who simply put the sphere on discover by profitable SLS Chicago 2023. The Olympic silver medalist will probably be joined by three-time X Games medalist Ishod Wair from New Jersey in addition to Canada’s Matt Berger trying to stage up from his bronze medal from X Games Real Street 2022.
But wait! A slew of younger weapons is able to shake up the Skateboard Street occasion, together with 26-year-old Jhancarlos Gonzalez from Columbia, who is able to declare his first X Games medal after profitable the 2022 Vans Showdown. Also, witness the X Games debut of 21-year-old Braden Hoban from Encinitas, California, who disrupted the established order by ending second within the 2022 SLS Super Crown finals. Not to be missed!
As the worthy finale of X Games Chiba 2023, Moto X Best Trick was featured as an indication occasion the earlier yr. Now contested as a medal occasion in Japan for the primary time, the showcase for freestyle motocross is headlined by probably the most dominant rider within the self-discipline: Australia’s Jackson Strong holds eight medals in Best Trick (six gold, two silver) and brings some new strikes to the battle. He’s going through fellow Aussie and 14-time X Games medalist Josh Sheehan, who most not too long ago took Best Trick silver at X Games 2022.
The closing battle of Chiba 2023 will get even hotter with the return to Japan of Julien Vanstippen from Belgium. Last yr, the 25-year-old claimed bronze in Moto X Best Whip as his first medal. He’s now flexing his freestyle abilities alongside embellished ripper Harry Bink from Australia, proprietor of bronze in Best Trick, and 38-year-old FMX icon Taka Higashino showcasing his mastery of the game on residence turf. A real traditional within the making!
Visit http://www.monsterenergy.com for unique updates from X Games Chiba 2023, together with photographs, movies, and contest outcomes as they occur. Follow Monster Energy on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
About Monster Energy
Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy is the main marketer of vitality drinks and different drinks. Refusing to acknowledge the standard, Monster Energy helps the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, MMA, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll life-style, Monster Energy is a model that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports activities, athletes, and musicians characterize. More than a drink, it’s the lifestyle lived by athletes, sports activities, bands, believers, and followers. See extra about Monster Energy together with all of its drinks at http://www.monsterenergy.com.
Disqus Shortname not set. Please check settings