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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nyjah Huston wins Skateboard Street at X Games 17

Nyjah Huston became the youngest winner of Skateboard Street with his victory Saturday afternoon at X Games 17.Huston opened his finals performance with a run worth 89.66 points, staking his claim to first. He followed that up with a run worth two points more, and in the end, a gold medal.

Brazilian Luan Oliveira claimed silver with a 91.00, and defending gold medalist and San Clemente native Ryan Sheckler took bronz e. Ryan Decenzo and Chaz Ortiz rounded out the final grouping. The five skaters made the most of an 18-minute heat with 45-second runs on the concrete plaza complete with five sets of stairs, numerous ramps and even a mock-construction site.

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Sunday, July 31, 2011 


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