|Date: july 27-august 4, 2002|
Place: Cleveland Ohio
Sport organizer: Dennis McCoy.
|RIDING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DIRT FINALS|
|Stephen Murray barley edged out Allan Cooke for the dirt win. Competing against the best bike dirt riders in the world, Stephen Murray stepped up his last run and pulled a double back flip and a back flip 360 to lock in his first place finish. "Unbelievable, coming in here knowing all eyes were on me. Feeling the pressure. I am so lucky," stated Murray after his final run. Despite popping out his left knee, Murray kept his focus the whole run. "Flow is really important and I rely on keeping it consistent all the way through."||2002 DIRT FINAL RESULTS|
|RIDING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE STREET FINALS|
|Dave Mirra put in an outstanding last run to take first place in the final Gravity Games event. With a storm blowing in, Mirra kicked into high gear and proved he still has what it takes to bring home a gold medal. Sitting in fourth place going into his last run, Mirra set the tone by opening with a 720. From there the show continued: tailwhip 360, tailwhip 180 to revert to a Decade air. Mirra ended his run with a victory lap and went for a 540 blindside tire-tap on the wall.
After his first run, Ryan Nyquist knew he had secured a medal when he completed a back-flip and double bar-spin truckdriver. After two crashes that would have sent most riders home, he was able to land a backflip 360.
Third-place finisher Tom Haugen was the most consistent rider of the night, with two very impressive runs. On his final run, Haugen completed a bunny-hop tailwhip, 720 tire-tap to X-up, 360 tailwhip over the spine, Superman seat grab, and 360 tailwhip tire-tap transfer to secure his place on the podium.
|2002 STREET FINAL RESULTS|
|RIDING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE VERT FINALS|
|Simon Tabron took gold in vert with 540 variations, a 900 and a list of othe trickery while Mirra followed up a super close second. The 540 whipping madness from Jay Miron was out of hand and then Jay went for a double tailwhip 540. He finished a respectable third. With a big dose of bad luck, Jamie Bestwick broke his arm between the elbow and the shoulder, which means he'll be out for a while and will miss the X-Games again this year. It's a double bummer because his run was amazing and looking like a winner until his washed out a flair and broke the arm.||2002 VERT FINAL RESULTS|