2013 X Games' Skateboarders
The X Games started in 1995 when extreme sports athletes started pulling off mind-blowing tricks and death-defying jumps. Even though surfing and BMX riding were integral parts of the first X Games, skateboarding has always been the heart and soul of the competition. So let's check out the top skateboarders of the 2013 season.
2013 X Games' Skateboarders Courtesy of X Games
Lizzie Armanto Courtesy of X Games
Ryan Sheckler Courtesy of X Games
Brazilian Barros and Burnquist
Pedro Barros and Bob Burnquist are two amazing Brazilians that are big names living up to the hype. Bob, is a 36-year-old fogey, but continues to be king of the Big Air competition. And young Pedro, still just a baby teenager, is adding gold medals to his X Games street/park medal count. These two Brazilians are fun to watch.
Pierre Luc Gagnon is a Canadian dominating the Vert comp at the X Games for the past 5 years. From Montreal, Quebec, this crazy Canuck is well known for getting huge air in the half pipe with consistent eye-bugging tricks.
Ryan Sheckler has been the crowd favourite at X Games for many reasons. One, his San Clemente home is close to LA, so all his friends come to support him. Two, he won a gold medal in Park when he was only 14 years old. From time to time, Sheck wins a gold, but his new event is X Games Street.
Female skateboarders are starting to gain more and more coverage every year. Right now a new star is emerging in the women's bowl and vert events… her name is Lizzie Armanto. She is so inspiring that there is a cool new documentary about her. It's called Underexposed: The Rise of Female Skateboarders. Check it out!!!
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