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X-Games kicks off in Austin

X-Games kicks off in Austin

The X Games kicks off in Austin today and will see 28 ladies of shred from around the world compete in park and street over the weekend.

Jen Soto from New Jersey and Aori Nishimura from Tokyo will be hitting the street course after earning wild card spots at Wheels of Fortune. This year WOF became the first ever pre-qualifying event in history for women’s skateboarding at X Games.

The groms are well represented in women’s skateboarding this year. At just 11 years old, Brighton Zeuner will compete in women’s park as the youngest female competitor in X Games history. She is joined by Poppy Olsen, who just today celebrated her 16th birthday. Poppy is the first Australian female to compete in the summer X Games.

The women’s park finals will be aired live on ESPN3 at 4pmEST this Saturday. If you’re in the USA you can catch the women’s street finals on ABC on Saturday at 12noon.

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