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GoPro Congratulates Athletes at X Games Tignes France 2013

GoPro’s Women Athletes Standout with Multiple Podium Stakes

SAN MATEO, CA (March 25, 2013) – GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of today’s most engaging content, sends out a huge congratulations to its athletes who participated in X Games Tignes last week. The GoPro women athletes dominated this year, securing three podium spots with medals in three different disciplines. Kaya Turski took home the gold in Ski Slopestyle, Jamie Anderson secured silver in Snowboard Slopestyle, and Elena Hight won silver in Snowboard SuperPipe.

GoPro athletes were a huge part of the X Games action throughout the week, competing in Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle events. Canadian skier Kaya Turski won her fourth consecutive X Games Tignes gold medal on Thursday, landing technical rail features and three big jumps on the Jeep Slopestyle course. She had the highest two scores of the day and won the competition with a 93.33 on her second run. Her top-scoring run included a switch right 450 on the top rail, a backside switch up, a left 540 safety, a switch right 540 Japan, and a left rodeo 540.

South Lake Tahoe snowboarder, Jamie Anderson competed in her tenth X Games winning a silver medal in last Friday’s Jeep Snowboard Slopestyle event. Hawaii native and South Lake Tahoe snowboarder, Elena Hight, also claimed silver in Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe.

In addition to GoPro’s female dominance, GoPro Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov landed the highly anticipated Cab double cork 1440—3½ rotations with two flips!

Check out GoPro: Iouri Podladtchikov Halfpipe Course Preview – 2013 Winter X Games Tignes

GoPro applauds Kaya Turski, Jamie Anderson, Elena Hight, Hannah Teter, Tom Wallisch, Eric Willett, Sage Kotsenburg, Iouri Podladchikov, and Torstein Horgmo for dominating this week and thanks them for representing GoPro at X Games Tignes.

Check out never-before-seen content from the GoPro Network, viewable at GoPro.com, GoPro’s YouTube Channel and GoPro’s Facebook page.



Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

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