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2002's Best Xtreme Athletes

2002's Best Xtreme Athletes - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

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.

From the biggest backflippers to the sickest snowboarders... Here's a look at Kidzworld's Top Five Xtreme Athletes of 2002.

1Tony Hawk
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.

1Carey Hart
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!

1Kelly Clark
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.

1Mat Hoffman
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.

1Shaun White
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.

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    Where Did Carey and Pink Meet?

    • The 2001 X Games.
    • The Warped Tour.
    • The Teen Choice Awards.
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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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