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Honda FMX star headed for X games

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Honda FMX star Robbie Maddison is no stranger to the spotlight. As one of the world‰Ûªs top five contenders in his chosen sport, ‰Û÷Maddo‰Ûª is quickly becoming this country‰Ûªs next big athletic export. His story has recently been told in a number of high profile newspapers and magazines, and now for the second year running, the local hero from Kiama, NSW has been invited to compete in the 13thannual X Games to be held in Los Angeles this August. Athletes receiving invitations to compete at X Games are chosen by a sport-specific selection committee. Maddison ‰ÛÒ who is on the upside of recovering from a broken leg - will be in the company of such esteemed freestyle riders as Nate Adams, Adam Jones, Mike Mason, Dani Torres and Mat Rebeaud. Last year the 25-year-old electrician by trade competed as an alternate rider in three events of the international event, a challenge he took on with his usual determination. His goal this year is to take out the Gold Medal. ‰ÛÏI also want to jump a dirt bike further than anyone else, and I want to race super moto and win,‰Û

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