X Games Minneapolis 2018 - Day 3

Extreme Beauty: The Best Shots From the 2018 X Games

This past weekend, for the second year in a row, downtown Minneapolis was the center of the extreme-sports universe, as top motocross, BMX, and skateboarding athletes soared inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the annual Summer X Games. Here are our favorite shots from an extremely photogenic weekend. Pictured above: Australia's Harry Bink.

X MARKS THE SPOT Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images X MARKS THE SPOT Tyler Bereman practices for the Moto X QuarterPipe High Air event inside U.S. Bank Stadium. LOOK MA, NO HANDS Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images LOOK MA, NO HANDS Chile's Coco Zurita takes a hands-off approach to the Skateboard Vert Final. WHERE THE ACTION IS Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images WHERE THE ACTION IS For the second straight year, U.S. Bank Stadium, which is home to the Minnesota Vikings, shined during four days of incredible action.

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GRAY MATTERS Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images GRAY MATTERS Yndiara Asp of Brazil takes her turn at the Skateboard Park Final. DIRT DEVILS Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images DIRT DEVILS Light pours through the stadium ceiling during the Flat Track Racing Final. SUMMER NIGHT Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images SUMMER NIGHT The sun sets during Great Britain's Paul-Luc Ronchetti's run in the Men's Skateboard Vert Qualifier. TIC TAC TOE Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images TIC TAC TOE The stadium's jumbotron provides a bold backdrop for the Moto X QuarterPipe High Air. Pictured: Kris Foster of Canada. JUST HANG ON Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images JUST HANG ON The Moto X Freestyle is not for the faint of heart. Pictured: Rob Adelberg of Australia. GETTING TWO ATTACHED Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images GETTING TWO ATTACHED Paul-Luc Ronchetti stays connected during the men's Skateboard Vert Qualifier. ABOVE THE MASSES Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images ABOVE THE MASSES Fans keep an eye on Clay Kreiner as he competes in the Skateboard Big Air Final. HARD LANDING Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images HARD LANDING When the air is big, the wipeouts are rough, as Brazil's Italo Penarrubia finds out in the Skateboard Big Air Final. SO CLUTCH Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images SO CLUTCH Sandro Dias of Brazil grabs hold in the Skateboard Vert Final. BLUE BOARDING Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images BLUE BOARDING Fans overshadow Alex Sorgente's run in the Skateboard Park Final. BIG HOUSE Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images BIG HOUSE U.S. Bank Stadium looms in the background during Japan's Moto Shibata' warmup for the Skateboard Vert Final.



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