2002's Best Xtreme Athletes
Tony Hawk, Carey Hart, Shaun White and Mat Hoffman were some of the athletes who amazed the world with their extreme sports antics. Check out Kidzworld's list of the top extreme athletes of 2002.
Was there any doubt that Tony would be on our list? In 2002, Tony Hawk and his friends created the world's greatest action sports and music show - the Boom Boom HuckJam. The skateboarding legend also brought us the Gigantic Skatepark Tour, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 and his own line of skate gear. Tony is an extreme talent - this year and every year.
Carey Hart made motocross mayhem at the Boom Boom HuckJam, jumped over trailers on his motorcycle in a Kid Rock video and took a silver medal in the Big Air at the X Games. He also appeared in dozens of wild motocross videos, broke several bones and managed to convince P!nk to be his girlfriend. The guy's definitely cool enough to make our list!
Her high-flying heroics in the halfpipe earned Kelly Clark a gold medal in snowboarding at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. With Blink-182 pumping in her minidisc, Kelly pulled off 720s, 540s and Mctwists and took female snowboarding to new heights.
Mat Hoffman wrote another chapter of BMX history in 2002 when he landed a no-handed 900 at the X Games. That's two and a half turns, with no hands! Mat was also one of the main dudes on Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam and Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 was one of the best extreme sports games of the year.
With his wild mop of red hair, high-flying Shaun White was skating and shredding all over the place in 2002. The 16 year-old rode his skateboard with Tony Hawk on the Gigantic Skatepark Tour and won two medals for snowboarding at the 2002 Winter X Games. His double extreme duty makes it impossible to leave him off this list.