PLG WINS GOLD
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
4. Andy MacDonald
5. Jimmy Wilkins
6. Marcelo Bastos
7. Rony Gomes
8. Danny Mayer
9. Moto Shibata
10. Sam Beckett
Stay tuned, Street On Street and Mini Mega competition begins at Jiangwan Stadium Thursday, April 30 through May 3. For a full schedule and complete list of athletes, log on to www.kiaworldextremegames.com.
Check out the gallery of the day’s action below, as well as the broadcast information if you want to watch KWEG Live!
Global TV Broadcast May 1-3
In Shanghai, fans can watch event LIVE from 1pm-3pm local time on SMG G Sports
In China, fans can watch event LIVE from 1pm – 3pm nationally on Le (pronounced Lay) TV.
In Europe, fans can watch event LIVE from 5am – 7am local time on Fuel TV Europe or on the LIVE webcast www.youtube.com/kiaweg
In the Middle East, fans can watch event LIVE from 7pm – 9pm local time on FOX Sports Middle East or on the LIVE webcast www.youtube.com/kiaweg
In Africa, fans can watch event LIVE from 5am – 7am local time on Zuku Sports Africa or on the LIVE webcast www.youtube.com/kiaweg
In the U.S. and Canada, fans can watch event LIVE from 1am – 3am New York time on www.youtube.com/kiaweg
In South America, fans can watch event LIVE from 2am – 4am Sao Paulo time on www.youtube.com/kiaweg
In Australia, fans can watch event LIVE from 3pm – 5pm Sydney time on www.youtube.com/kiaweg