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Chills and thrills

delhi Updated: May 05, 2012 00:59 IST
Namya Sinha

Adrenaline junkies have a reason to celebrate, as the city will be playing host to an international sports extravaganza. The event, Dew Xtreme Tour, in partnership with Hindustan Times, will feature some of the biggest athletes in the field of extreme sports like skateboarding, bicycle motocross, also known as BMX, inline skating and free style motocross, also known as FMX.

"I am very excited to be out here, especially to see the Indian fans in the city. I am not very sure about the scene of adventure sports in India, but I think it is not very big," says Mike Mason, a FMX rider.

x tremeThis event will feature athletes such as famous inline skaters Eito Yasutoko (three time world champion and world number one currently), Takeshi Yasutoko, and FMX professionals Tommy Glowers, Mike Mason, and Dustin Nowak.

These athletes hope that extreme sports will become bigger in Delhi with events like these happening regularly. "It is my first time in this country and I am very excited to ride here and show the fans what FMX is all about. The adventure sports scene is becoming bigger in the city, and with this, I hope it becomes even better and bigger," says Myles Richmond, freestyle motocross rider.

These athletes have been performing since they were children and have years of practice to their credit. "I started out riding BMX when I was very young and then progressed into motocross and eventually into freestyle. I want to tell the youngsters who ride bikes that take it slow and have fun. Getting hurt isn’t fun, so be very careful when you are out on the road," says Dustin Nowak, freestyle motocross rider.

Meet the extreme sports athletes

Eito Yasutoko

World No 1; tricks include 1080 California Roll and the double backflip

Simon Tabron

Eight time X medalist; has been in top three world positions since 10 years

Sandro Dias

First person in the world to land a 900 in a filmed competition run

Takeshi Yasutoko

World No 2 and 5 times world champion; known for doing tricks at big heights

Andy Macdonald

He is known for winning the maximum number of X games medals

Jimmie Mcguire

Inventor of the Christ Air trick that is now a staple trick for many FMX pros

Mike Mason

Won the ASA World Championships of FMX in 2009 and 2010

Dustin Nowak

He was initially into BMX, but later became one of the top riders of FMX

Myles Richmond

He has been on the top spot ever since he started out

Tommy Clowers

He has the record of the highest jump of 35 feet in the history of the X games

Watch them live

What: Dew Xtreme Tour

When: Saturday, May 5

Time: 5:30pm onwards

Where: Great India Place Mall, Noida

Nearest Metro Station: Sector 18 Noida on the Blue Line