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Pierre-Luc Gagnon in San Diego in 2009
|Full name||Pierre Luc Gagnon|
May 2, 1980 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)|
|Weight||168 pounds (76 kg)|
|Sport||Vert, Big Air and Vert Doubles|
|Competitor for the Canada|
|Silver||2000 San Francisco||Vert|
|Silver||2000 San Francisco||Vert Doubles|
|Gold||2002 Philadelphia||Vert Best Trick|
|Silver||2004 Los Angeles||Big Air|
|Silver||2004 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Silver||2004 Los Angeles||Vert Best Trick|
|Silver||2005 Los Angeles||Big Air|
|Gold||2005 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Bronze||2005 Los Angeles||Vert Best Trick|
|Bronze||2007 Los Angeles||Big Air|
|Silver||2007 Los Angeles||Big Air|
|Gold||2008 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Gold||2009 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Gold||2010 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Gold||2010 Los Angeles||Vert Best Trick|
|Silver||2011 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Gold||2012 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Silver||2013 Los Angeles||Vert|
|Dew Tour (Year End Standings)|
|Silver||Dew Tour 2005||Vert|
|Bronze||Dew Tour 2007||Vert|
|Gold||Dew Tour 2008||Vert|
|Bronze||Dew Tour 2009||Vert|
|Gold||Dew Tour 2010||Vert|
|Gold||Dew Tour 2011||Vert|
|Gold||2002 Cleveland||Vert Best Trick|
|Silver||2005 Woodwate||Vert Best Trick|
|Gold||2012 Los Angeles||Vert|
Gagnon began skating in 1988, and entered his first competition in 1992.
A frequent participant in the X-Games, he has won nineteen medals (eight gold) in the Vert, Vert Double, Big Air and Vert Best Trick categories. He has also been victorious on the Dew Tour and in the Gravity Games, and was the winner of the vert division of the Maloof Money Cup with a wide array of technical flip tricks and spins including a nollie heelflip indy 540.
Gagnon won the Skateboard Vert at the AST China Invitational in Beijing in 2008. He won his third successive X Games gold medal and fifth overall, in 2010. Shortly after, he won his second Maloof Money Cup skateboard vert competition.
Gagnon is 5 feet 10 inches (177 cm) tall and weighs 168 pounds (76.2 kg). His sponsors include Darkstar skateboards, RDS clothing, Osiris Footwear, Electric visual, Monster energy drink, BOOM [Born On Original Motives] Headphones and capix helmets.
- 2002 X Games
- 2002 Gravity Games
- 2005 X Games
- 2008 AST Chinese Invitational
- 2008 X Games
- 2008 Maloof Money Cup
- 2009 X Games
- 2010 X Games
- 2010 Maloof Money Cup
- 2011 Dew Cup
- 2012 X Games
- "Pierre-Luc Gagnon wins Skateboard Vert in China". Associated Press Archive. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "Canada's Pierre-Luc Gagnon won the Skateboard Vert and Brazil's Sandro Dias took the Skateboard Vert Best Trick competition Saturday at the AST China Invitational at Beijing International Stadium"
- Dalton, Andrew (2010-07-31). "Montreal’s Pierre-Luc Gagnon tops Flying Tomato for X Games gold". Montreal Star. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "Pierre-Luc Gagnon, a 30-year-old star from Montreal, won his third straight X Games gold Saturday night at the Nokia Theater, becoming the first ever to three-peat in Skateboard Vert."
- Prince, DeAntae (2010-08-08). "Pierre-Luc Gagnon wins the Maloof Money Cup". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "The win was also Gagnon's second Maloof Money Cup vert victory in the event's three years."
- Morris, Jim (2002-10-09). "Doing what others can't makes Pierre Luc Gagnon world's top skateboarder". Guelph Mercury. Archived from the original on 2002-10-12. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "Gagnon, coming off first-place performances at both the X-Games and the Gravity Games, will be one of the top draws."
- "Raising the bar on the vert ramp". Long Beach Press-Telegram. 2005-08-06. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "Pierre-Luc Gagnon of Carlsbad put down a laborless, technical masterpiece on his third and final run to take his first X Games gold in three years on a memorable night of skateboarding."
- "Montreal's Gagnon captures X-Games gold medal". 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "Pierre Luc Gagnon of Montreal snagged himself a gold medal Saturday in the Vert final at the X-Games."
- Wilson, Bernie (2008-07-13). "Gagnon rules the halfpipe at Maloof Money Cup". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "With $75,000 and a tricked-up SUV on the line, Pierre-Luc Gagnon flew through and above the halfpipe better than everyone else, including “The Flying Tomato” himself, Shaun White. Gagnon won the pro vert competition Sunday at the inaugural Maloof Money Cup on Sunday."
- "Montreal's Gagnon wins skateboard Gold at X Games". TSN. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2010-10-29. "Canadian Pierre-Luc Gagnon's superstition may have been the extra motivation needed for him to capture gold in Skateboard Vert on Saturday at the 2009 X Games."
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