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GoPro Athletes Sweep Skate Vert Podium in Munich

GoPro proudly congratulates athletes Bucky Lasek, Pierre Luc Gagnon, and Mitchie Brusco on their domination of the Vert ramp at X Games Munich.

For Lasek, this latest Gold marked his third consecutive medal in the 2013 Global X Games. Fellow GoPro athletes PLG and Brusco joined him on the podium, taking Silver and Bronze respectively.

After a slow start to the final, 40-year-old Lasek clicked off a score of 90 in his final run, with the help of a frontside Cab heelflip and a nollie-flip Madonna, to capture his third straight X Games gold medal.

“Everyone says, ‘He’s 40 years old and beating 13-year-olds,’” said Lasek, laughing. “I’m three times Tom Schaar’s age. I have daughters older than him.” He went on to say, “I could have easily [played it safe and] done a run I’ve done before,” said Lasek, “But I wanted to switch it up and do some new tricks that I hadn’t done at other X Games, and I finally made it on my last run.”

PLG secured the silver medal with an 89.66 on his second run, just narrowly missing the top step of the podium, while sixteen-year-old Brusco won a bronze medal with an 87 on his second run.

With this win in Munich, Lasek now has the most Gold medals in X Games Skate Vert history (7).  Before he can celebrate too much, the veteran must shift his focus to the Rallycross, where he’ll be lining up with the best in the world later this weekend.

Congrats Bucky, PLG, and Mitchie!

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