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GoPro Athletes Go Big at X Games Brazil

GoPro Congratulates its Athletes for their Performances in Foz Do Iguacu


SAN MATEO, CA (April 22, 2013)- GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile camera and producer of today’s most engaging content, congratulates its athletes who conquered X Games Foz do Iguacu this weekend. GoPro athletes competed in every event at X, scoring heaps of medals and creating incredible content in the process. Sixteen-year-old Mitchie Brusco made history on the inaugural night of competition, landing the first-ever varial 900 during Skateboard Big Air. The newest addition to the GoPro Skate team, Sean Malto, took home Silver in Street League competition, while Brazilian Pedro Barros scored his third Skate Park Gold in front of his countrymen in a climactic finale to the Skate category. Saturday afternoon, Skateboard Vert veteran Bucky Lasek dominated against his competitors amidst the most stunning X Games setting to date, winning Gold with the waterfalls of Iguacu behind him. Lasek entered the final seeded in fourth place, but shot into the lead on his first of five runs.

In two-wheel action, Chad Kagy rode away from BMX Big Air with a well-deserved silver medal Friday night under the lights, while Steve McCann secured Bronze on the ramp in BMX Vert. Over on the dirt course, Step Up king Ronnie Renner added to his ever-growing stack of hardware with a Silver medal in the final, but it was friend of GoPro Bryce Hudson that pushed the bar a foot higher than Renner to secure Gold. Earlier in the day, Red Bull KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak laid siege upon the Enduro X course, handily capturing the top step of the podium and yet another Gold medal for two-wheel GoPro athletes. In the final hours of an epic X Games Brazil, new recruit Wes Agee thrilled the packed grandstands in Freestyle Moto, taking home the Bronze medal. Never ones to miss the spotlight, the GoPro Bomb Squad dropped in from the skies just before the FMX final to present the Brazilian flag to the amazing fans.

GoPro thanks Pedro Barros, Leticia Bufoni, Steve McCann, Chad Kagy, Drew Bezanson, Mitchie Brusco, Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Ryan Sheckler, PLG, Sean Malto, Ken Block, Bryce Menzies, Taddy Blazusiak, Lance Coury, Taka Higashino, Wes Agee, Bryce Hudson, and Ronnie Renner for representing GoPro at X Games Brazil, and applauds the 11 combined X Games medals they earned.
Check out never-before-seen X Games content this week from the GoPro Network, viewable at GoPro.com, GoPro’s YouTube Channel and GoPro’s Facebook page.

About GoPro GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are available in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via GoPro.com. GOPRO®, HERO®, are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company, product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their rightful owners.

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