He sat and watched from the sidelines last year, but this year PLG came back swinging. Highspeed tech lip tricks, a huge 360 flip mute to fakie and switch frontside heel flip 360s brought him to the top spot. Jono Schwan blasted into 2nd place and Paul-Luc Ronchetti rounded out the podium. In its 9th year, the Kia World Extreme Games was home to the most epic Vert Competition in Asia yet.
“I couldn’t be more happy on today’s results,” said Gagnon. “I had to sit out last year because I was injured and loved cheering on my friends, but it felt good to be back on the ramp in front of such an amazing venue and win gold.”
FINAL RESULTS – Kia World Extreme Games, Skateboard Vert
1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon
2. Jono Schwan
3. Paul-Luc Ronchetti