Austinite takes Gold at X Games

(Eric Janzen/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Chase Hawk grew up and still lives in Austin and Sunday he took home gold in the BMX Street event.

The final day of the X Games saw the Austinite landing two of the day’s highest scores.

Sunday’s medal was the first time Hawk made the podium in the X Games despite competing in the extreme sports championships since 2006. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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