Meet the GoPro Winter X Games Athletes

Cameras company GoPro congratulates its athletes competing in Winter X Games Tignes, France. GoPro athletes were big contenders who rounded out the podium; winning five medals combined, with Shaun White taking home two gold medals, dominating the SuperPipe and winning gold in Slopestyle after a two-year hiatus from the event.

Jamie Anderson scored 98 in Snowboard Slopestyle to take home the gold and Tom Wallisch to bring home the silver while Eric Willett had a remarkable comeback in his third run to lock the bronze.

“The GoPro athletes threw down an amazing performance at GoPro’s first year at Winter X Games Tignes, France,” said Paul Crandell, GoPro VP, Brand Marketing. “The vibe has been alive and passionate throughout the entire competition and we are stoked to see everyone’s involvement.”

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Coming off a historical win at Winter X Games in Aspen, scoring a perfect 100-point run, Shaun White was ready to go for gold at his first appearance in the Winter X Games Tignes.

White has the most gold (14) and overall medals (19) in Winter X Games history. This weekend, White placed first in both the SuperPipe and in Slopestyle, making this the fourth double gold Winter X Games for him.

During the inaugural year of Winter X Games in Europe 2010, Tom Wallisch took home the gold in Ski Slopestyle. Healing a broken left scapula for most of 2011, Wallisch was unable to compete in Winter X Games 2011. However, this past weekend, he was able to reclaim his podium spot and the silver that he so rightfully deserved.

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South Lake Tahoe snowboard all star, Jamie Anderson, represented not only for her hometown, but also for her country during Winter X Games Tignes. Anderson has medaled in all 5 of her Winter X Games Slopestyle appearances and took the gold back to her friends and family at home.

Born and raised with a backyard like Breckenridge, Eric Willett has developed a deep bag of tricks that have landed him on the podium twice before in Tignes. After a crash during his second run, Willet bounced back from last to secure the bronze, locking in his third straight podium appearance at the Winter X Games Tignes.

GoPro applauds all athletes for going big and appreciates them representing GoPro on such an impressive stage as the Winter X Games Tignes, France, the company said Tuesday, March 20.

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