Winter X Games Athlete Caleb Moore Undergoes Surgery for Heart Contusion After Terrible Snowmobile Accident (UPDATE: Caleb Moore Dies from Complications)
It has always amazed me how these X Games athletes do these tricks almost so flawlessly without injury. Sadly that did not happen during this years X Games in Aspen. Co. Thursday night Winter X athlete Caleb Moore suffered a terrible crash during the Winter X Games Snowmobile Freestyle finals. Get well soon.
“While Caleb was being evaluated late last night, he developed bleeding around the heart and was urgently flighted to Grand Junction [Colo.],” an X Games Medical report stated “He underwent surgery this morning. The procedure went well, and Caleb is currently in ICU with a heart contusion.”
UPDATE I: Sad news from the world of Xtreme Sports, 25 year old Snowmobiler Caleb Moore Dies After Critical Injuries in X Games Crash.
Texas snowmobiler Caleb Moore died today after succumbing to injuries he sustained one week ago at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., when his snowmobile flipped on top of him in a violent crash during competition.
“This morning Caleb Moore passed away,” the Moore family said in a statement through family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson. “He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
SHAUN WHITE – PERFECTION
Shaun White does it again … make it a five-peat of Winter X Game gold in the SuperPipe.
It gets even better, Shaun White won the SuperPipe with a score of a perfect 100. And it was. Shaun White while being interviewed by ESPN following the incredible run said, ”I’ve been wanting that 100 forever.” Once again White showed why he is far and away the greatest snowboader ever.It is just simply amazing just how much better this kid is than every one else. Oh, and by the way, he did it on a bad ankle. What can’t Shawn White do on a snowboard?
Check out the Shaun White perfect 100 score run HERE.
White was getting some serious air on this run. As you can see in the video, White pulled off a 18-foot backside air, a 17.5-foot frontside double cork 1080, a 11-foot-8 switch frontside double cork 1080, a 14-foot frontside cork 540, a 13-foot-3 backside double cork 1260 and then a 12-foot-9 frontside double cork 1260 to finish it all off. It can’t get any better than that.
White pulled out a 94.00 run on his first time through the pipe during the finals. He was getting some sick air on this run, usually around 15 feet above the blue line. He wiped out on his second run, though.