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X Games 16 Game of SK8 Final Game of SK8 Spells X Games Gold Medal For Sandoval Tommy Sandoval was unstoppable with his frontside kickflip to come out on top for an X Games gold medal in the debut of the Game of SK8 Final at The Event Deck at...

X Games 16 Game of SK8 Final

Game of SK8 Spells X Games Gold Medal For Sandoval

Tommy Sandoval was unstoppable with his frontside kickflip to come out on top for an X Games gold medal in the debut of the Game of SK8 Final at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday.

"I just had to do what I knew I could do and hoped it would work. That's how it is with everyone in this game - do what you know you can do best," said Sandoval.

Similar to H-O-R-S-E, the Game of SK8 consisted of a competition format where athletes had to complete the same trick that their prior competitor did. If the trick was not executed correctly, they collected a letter. After three failed attempts their letters would spell SK8 and they would be eliminated from the competition.

"It was really different to the other competition formats and we didn't get too traditional with the Game of SK8 where if you did a trick everyone on the roster had to do it," said Sandoval.

In the end it was Sandoval competing against Sierra Fellers who said the Game of SK8 made him want to work on the tricks that he didn't land in the competition.

"We both have different tricks, and we both know who can and can't do certain ones," said Fellers. "Today, Tommy did more tricks that he knew I couldn't do and I guess I will have to work on them now."

-source: www.xgames.com

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