- Just like most skateboarders, 12-year-old Gui Khury of Brazil sees Tony Hawk as his idol.
- So when the teen found himself competing against Hawk in the Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick during the X Games, he just had to showcase his best!
- He managed to become the only person to ever land a 1080 in a competition, and the youngest person to ever win a gold medal in X Games history.
Tony Hawk has become the idol and GOAT (greatest of all time) for most skateboarders.
Hawk may have retired back in 2003, but he still is a major influence in the sport. One of his most epic moments was when he landed the first documented 900 skateboarding trick in 1999.
This year, he even joined the Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick during the X Games in Vista, California.
He tweeted at the time, “I jumped into the Best Trick event at @xgames this afternoon and managed to make a few things; it was my first time skating the event since 2003. So fun to be back in the mix!”
Hawk is still the GOAT for most skateboarders, and that goes for 12-year-old Gui Khury of Brazil.
So when Gui found himself on the same platform as his idol on the third day of the competition, he knew he had to showcase his best moves. He just had to win the gold and impress his idol at the same time!
And so, he attempted a trick that no one has ever pulled off: a 1080 on a non-mega ramp.
This “Holy Grail” of tricks involves three full rotations in the air!
After attempting to land it a few times, Gui finally succeeded on his third attempt.
Gui had everyone in shock! He just made it look so easy. Gui may have been shocked himself, as he wiped away tears of joy when he reached the top of the ramp.
And Hawk was one of the first people to congratulate him! The GOAT initially gave him a fist bump and then couldn’t help but wrap him in a tight hug.
Gui’s epic trick beat eight other competitors, including Hawk, in the Vert Best Trick category. Along with being the youngest person to ever win a gold medal in X Games history, he’s also the only person to ever land the 1080 in a competition!
Source: Inspire More