BREAKING: X Games Medalist Killed

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Marking the sad loss of a promising young star, a trailblazing sportsman and X Games champion celebrated for his unparalleled triple backflip tragically passed away at 27.

ESPN reported that Jayden “Jayo” Archer was practicing his signature move in Melbourne, Australia, when he died.

Archer’s dedication to surpassing the ordinary made him a respected figure in both the Australian motocross community and Nitro Circus, an extreme sports collective Travis Pastrana created. His commitment to elevating the sport went beyond the quest for fame or fortune, ESPN noted.

Reflecting on Archer’s legacy, Pastrana shared his sentiments with ESPN by emphasizing the profound effect of the loss. “This really hit home,” he expressed.

Growing up during the peak of action sports, Archer aspired to carry out the most daring feats, such as the double and triple backflips despite his limited opportunities to display these tricks.

Pastrana recalled Archer’s regimen and character. “He’d get up every morning at 4 a.m. and go to the gym before work so he could ride his dirt bike,” he said. During his time in Maryland for training, Archer stayed with Pastrana and became an exemplary figure to his children. “He was a great human first, a hard worker second and a bad motherf—er third.”

In November 2022 at the Nitro World Games in Brisbane, Australia, Archer made history by successfully performing the first triple backflip in a competitive setting, an achievement that came after three years of intensive preparation.

Despite facing numerous challenges and injuries, Archer considered this journey life-changing, as ESPN detailed.

Reflecting on his monumental achievement, Archer could not hold back the depth of his emotion. “I cannot describe this feeling,” he said.

“This is so much more than a trick to me. I’ve dedicated my entire life the last three years to this moment. There were a lot of obstacles and broken bones and knockouts, and I would do it 100 times over to relive that moment again,” he added.