• Skate park dedicated to late BMX pro Kevin K-Rob Robinson

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    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island skate park has been dedicated to a former professional BMX rider who set a world record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip.

    The Providence Journal reports a skate park in East Providence has been christened the Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson Memorial Skate Park.

    The 45-year-old East Providence native suffered a stroke and died suddenly in December 2017.

    His wife, Robin Adams Robinson, attended dedication ceremony with the couple's their three young children. She said the family "couldn't be happier" at the honor.

    Robinson's nonprofit K-Rob Foundation paid to have the public skate park built at the Onna Moniz-John Neighborhood Park.

    Robinson earned gold medals in the X Games and retired from competition in 2013. He made his world record, 84-foot (26-meter) jump in Providence in 2016.

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    Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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