7 medals The one-point distinction Ryan Sheckler has won 7 medals in 14 years of X Games competition: 3 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze. His most recent podium finish was a bronze medal at the 2015 X Games in Austin. Before that, he had also finished third in 2009 and 2014.
Sheckler's career medal count is now tied for fourth with Nate Adams, Dave Mirra, and Gus Kenworthy. He has more than any other Canadian athlete.
Sheckler first came to attention at the 2003 Canada Summer Games in Halifax where he took home two gold medals in the mid-distance track events (10,000 m and 15 km). That same year, he went on to win his first X Games medal, a bronze, in the snowboard big air contest. Since then, he has never looked back as he has become one of the most successful athletes in the history of the event.
Currently, Sheckler owns eight X Games gold medals - three in big air, two in slopestyle, and three in halfpipe - which is more than anyone else has ever won in those respective categories. He has also won two silver medals in big air and slopestyle and two bronze medals in halfpipe. His seven total medals are second only to Nate Adams' nine medals.
Rodriguez has won eight X Games medals, four of which are gold, with his most recent first-place finish coming in July 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The "X Games Gold Medal Standings" is a cumulative medal stand drawn up by the industry-owned website every time a new event finishes. It measures the number of gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded over the course of the X Games series.
He earned his first gold medal in 2006 in San Jose, California when he beat out David Gonzalez of Mexico to win the Big Air snowboard competition. He has since gone on to win four more gold medals at the Big Air event, making it the most successful season ever for the American snowboarder.
In addition to his success at the Big Air contest, Rodriguez has also won three gold medals at the Snowboard Cross event, including back-to-back wins in 2010 and 2011. He has also won two silver medals at the Snowboard Cross contest and one bronze medal.
Paul Rodriguez was born on January 4th, 1979 in Park City, Utah. He grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho and began skiing at age five.
14 gold medals have been earned in the X Games in summer disciplines. This was accomplished by Dave Mirra (USA) in BMX events from 1996 to 2005; Bob Burnquist (Brazil) in skateboard competitions from 2000 to 2015; and Jamie Bestwick (UK) in BMX events from 2000 to 2016.
Mirra also holds the record for the most overall X Games medals with 25, while Burnquist is second with 23. Bestwick's 16 medals are third behind only Mirra and Burnquist.
The X Games were created by Vince Carter and Scott Gerson in 1995 as a counter-programme to the more traditional winter sports. The first edition included three new sports: snowboarding, surf skiing and wakeboarding. Over time, these have been joined by others including skateboarding, inline skating, sniping, and spearfishing.
In addition to awarding money prizes, the top performers in each discipline at the end of the event qualify to compete in the Olympics. From 1996 to 2001, they went directly into the Olympic games; from 2002 onwards, they have been invited by their national governing bodies to compete instead.
Burnquist, who died in a crash at the 2015 World Championships in Le Mans, France, was the best male skater never to win an Olympic medal.
At the age of 17, Tom Schaar has already appeared in eight X Games, won five medals, and is on track to become one of the most accomplished and winning X Games skaters of all time.
He started off competing in moguls, which are a series of jumps you must clear in order to score points. He has three gold medals from this sport.
Next, he moved onto skateboard big air, where you use ramps and other objects in your path to jump as high as possible. There's also a half-pipe component involved. Tom has two more gold medals from this sport.
Finally, he concluded his first X Games with a silver medal in snowboard big air. This is the most recent sport at the X Games; therefore, Tom is not yet finished competing at them. He has another chance at winning more medals this year at the 2015 X Games in San Jose, California.
In total, Tom has won five gold medals and one silver medal so far. This means that he has won more than 50% of all available gold medals at the X Games and is currently ranked third all time behind only Gus Kenworthy and Iouri Podladtchikov.
It's safe to say that Tom Schaar is one of the best snowboarders in history.