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X Games 12 - Day 1

Staples Center hosts the 2006 X Games Twelve Skateboard Vert and BMX Freestyle Dirt finals. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Sondro Dias fails on the skateboard ramp but eventually claims gold in the Men’s Vert competition on day 1. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Dave Mirra with his gold bike gets ready for the start of the BMX Freestyle vert best trick inside Staples Center. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White soars during practice for the Skateboard Vert competition. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
August 3, 2007: Cameron White can’t quite clear the third jump during his first run in the BMX Freestyle Dirt finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, he crashed on all three of his runs but was credited with the first ever triple tail whip. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Andy Macdonald came close to a podium position eventually finishing fourth in the Men’s Vert finals at Staples Center. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Dave Mirra with his gold bike takes 2nd place in the BMX Freestyle vert best trick. He later injured himself and bowed out of competition. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Shaun White signs autographs during practice for the Skateboard Vert at the X Games. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Australian Corey Bohan won, for the third straight year, the BMX Freestyle Dirt finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
August 3, 2007: Bob Burnquist was good enough for second place in the Men’s Vert finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Cara Beth-Burnside competes in the Vert Womens finals at Staples Center, and won. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Tina Neff turns into a drop during practice for the Vert Womens Finals at Staples Center. (Denny Lester / For the Times)
Australian Corey Bohan is all smiles after winning, for the third straight year, the BMX Freestyle Dirt finals. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
August 3, 2007: Olympic gold medalist Shaun White during practice of the Skateboard Vert at the X Games 2006 at the Staples Center. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
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