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Karen Jones out-shined defending champion Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins to take gold in the Women’s Skateboarding Vert contest at X Games 14.
“This is the thing I wanted the most,” Jones said. “It’s so stupid and I’m not supposed to like contests and care about it. I just sucked last year and the year before so I got obsessive about doing good on it.”
Jones edged out her competition by using a series of smaller technical tricks including a varial mute, a finger flip, and a lolli-pop shuv-it rather than depending on larger, more signature moves.
By Steve Cave, About.com Guide