Minnesota’s Mike Schultz wins ninth X Games Gold Medal tying action sports legend Shaun Palmer with most medals in multiple sports
Mike Schultz of St. Cloud went into XGames this weekend as an 8-time gold medalist in two sports (Snocross and Motocross), and today he left XGames with another gold medal in a different sport – Snow Bike. A relatively new sport for Schultz as he only started riding snow bikes in November, Adaptive Snow Bike made its XGames debut last year and has an adaptive class for athletes who are amputees as well as a para class for athletes with paralysis.
“I just want to thank XGames for supporting athletes with disabilities and giving us the chance to do the sports we love on a global stage,” Schultz said about the addition of Snow Bike. With all his medals he has won at XGames comes favorite or special memories with each one. “All nine medals have had a special meaning to me, and this Snow Bike medal represents the challenge of a new sport but also incredibly rewarding to see it through and win my ninth gold.”
Schultz now holds the record for nine gold in three sports: Motocross, Snocross and Snow Bike.
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