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GoPro Skateboarders Dominate in Barcelona

San Mateo, CA (May 20, 2013) – GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile camera and producer of today’s most engaging content sends out a huge congratulations to its athletes who stood atop the podium in Barcelona during the summer X Games this past weekend.

After already writing history in Foz do Iguaçu, Skateboard super talent Mitchie Brusco wrote a new chapter in Barcelona. While the gold medal ended up in Bob Burnquist’s hands, 16-year-old Mitchie is now officially the first to ever land a 1080 at the X Games MegaRamp and third ever to land the trick in competition.

MItchie’s mentor Bucky Lasek was the oldest skateboarder competing in Barcelona but proved that he is far from retiring by winning Skateboard Vert gold on the first day of X Games Barcelona. Just one month after taking home first place in Brazil at X Games Foz do Iguaçu, he can add yet another gold medal to his collection of eight; that ties him with fellow GoPro athlete Pierre-Luc Gagnon for the most Skateboard Vert medals in the 20-year X Games history.

Pedro Barros added another skateboard gold medal to the pile when he made history by being the first rider to claim three gold medals in Skateboard Park. The crowd went crazy as he threw an overhead melon 540 above the course’s most critical vert section.

Ronnie Renner backed up his Step Up silver in Brazil with a gold in Barcelona, his fourth in Step Up competition during his career thus far.

Because of bad weather conditions, FMX and Rally had to be cancelled, but Rally legend Ken Block drew crowds of fans during his signing session at the GoPro experience.

GoPro thanks Chad Kagy, Steve McCann, Drew Bezanson, Chad Kerley, Mitchie Brusco, Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Ryan Sheckler, Sean Malto, Pedro Barros, Ronnie Renner, Wes Agee, Taddy Blazusiak, Nate Adams, Bryce Menzies and Ken Block for representing GoPro at X Games Barcelona and applauds the podium spots 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.



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

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek