Monster Energy's Vince Byron Battles to Silver in BMX Big Air at the X Games Barcelona 2013

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Vince Byron's medal in BMX Big Air at the X Games Barcelona 2013 marks his second medal of the weekend's event. He also earned a bronze in BMX Vert.

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Vince Byron Silver BMX Big Air X Games Barcelona 2013

“Two medals in one weekend—I’m stoked,” said Byron immediately after Big Air. “I didn’t get hurt too badly so I couldn’t be happier.

Monster Energy’s Vince Byron has taken the silver medal in a closely fought final in BMX Big Air at X Games Barcelona 2013. It’s the second medal of the weekend for the Australian, who earned the bronze on Friday night in BMX Vert.

BMX Big Air, the last event of X Games Barcelona 2013, sees the top eight riders hitting the big air ramp’s massive gap and 27-foot quarter pipe. Each rider gets four runs with the top single runs determining the podium finishers.

The competition was thick tonight, with all the riders throwing down and earning solid scores to prove it—by the end of the night, the top six riders were all within four points of each other. After slamming on his first run, success came for Byron on his second run. After a crazy 360 double downside tailwhip over the gap, Byron pulled a no handed 540 on the quarter pipe—he was the only rider to pull a big 540 this evening. His score, a 90.00, proved enough for the silver.

"Two medals in one weekend—I’m stoked,” said Byron immediately after Big Air. “I didn’t get hurt too badly so I couldn’t be happier. Colton (Satterfield, bronze medalist) and I just got a place together, and now we’re on the podium together. We’re making memories day by day.”

Byron’s first X Games was just two years ago, but his medal count thus far has been impressive. In 2011 he took silver in Big Air and bronze in Vert, and last year in LA he took silver in Vert. This makes five career medals for Byron.

For more on Byron and the rest of the Monster Energy crew’s activities at X Games Barcelona 2013 visit monsterenergy.com. Expect exclusive photos and full recaps on the entire team’s successes in Spain.

About Monster Beverage Corporation:

Based in Corona, California, Monster Beverage Corporation is the leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Beverage Corporation supports the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Beverage Corporation including all of its drinks at http://www.monsterenergy.com.

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