Motocross star Jayo Archer dies in training crash

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   February 23, 2024   Update on : February 23, 2024

Jayo Archer
Jayo Archer. Photo: Screengrab

Jayden “Jayo” Archer, freestyle motocross competitor, has died after crashing during a training run in Australia. He was 27.

Archer was the first motocross rider to land a triple backflip in competition, at the Nitro World Games in Brisbane in November 2022.

According to ESPN on Thursday, X Games medalist Jayden was killed while practicing the trick at training in his hometown of Melbourne.

Victoria state police said Thursday that the accident occurred Wednesday but there were few details released.

However, the state police refused any comment on individuals or incidents due to privacy concerns.

Archer had been a part of the Nitro Circus crew for over a decade.

Nitro Circus in an Instagram post also confirmed his death and said Jayo was the epitome of passion, hard work & determination.

Archer pushed the limits of the sport said American motorsports star Travis Pastrana, who started Nitro Circus, while talking to ESPN.

Archer, a two-time X Games medalist, planned to attempt a world-first quadruple backflip later this year, according to an Australian media report.

About three months ago, Archer shared a video of his journey to the 2023 X Games.

Scott Guglielmino, interim chief operating officer X Games, said in a statement to ESPN that they are deeply saddened by Jayo Archer’s passing and their thoughts and prayers go out to his parents and fiancée.

According to CBS Sports, Archer worked as an assistant mechanic before becoming one of the biggest stars in the sport.

Archer last landed the triple backflip at a Nitro Circus Live Show in Jay, Oklahoma in June 2023.


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