Nyjah Huston took the Gold medal in Real Street at X Games Los Angeles 2012. It’s his second medal at this year’s X Games, and he’s the only skateboarder at X Games this year to take home two medals (Huston also earned a Bronze in Skateboarding Street).
“Winning Real Street felt amazing because the competition was insane,” said Huston. “It was such a relief when I found out that I got Gold.”
The real Street event sees 16 top skateboarders in the game submitting one-minute video parts voted on by fans and judges as they progress through a bracket-style elimination contest. As opposed to hitting the usual contest course, competitors get creative and make their own video edits, letting fans decide who the winner will be.
Nyjah, just 17 years old, took the gold with a video full of his trademark technical tricks, including plenty of gnarly tricks. See the video edit for yourself here.
Meanwhile, Collin Provost won the Fan Favorite award. You can see his video here.