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Paul Rodriguez, Skateborder, Wins the Gold at X Games 15

Posted: August 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

skateboarder-paul-rodriguez-wins-x-games-15After 4 long years of skating back onto the top of the X Games podium, Paul Rodriguez captured the gold on Saturday at X Games 15th. This is after having became the only person to get the gold on two consecutive X Games, winning in both 2004 and 2005.

Rodriguez says that it is …”a huge itch and it finally got scratched,” and of course that “it feels great.”

Amazingly the runner-up of the competition was 14-year-old Nyjah Huston, who competed in his THIRD X Games. He is going to be around for a long, long time. Huston came in 2nd Place with 364, compared to Rodriguez at 390.