12-year-old wins X Games gold after becoming first skater to land a 1080 on a vert ramp in competition
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If you grew up playing the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video games then you’ll be well aware that ‘The 900’ was the ultimate trick.

For many years Hawk was the only skater that managed to land the trick which involves the skater fully rotating two-and-a-half times in mid-air in competition. The legendary skateboarded achieved the feat at the 1999 X Games in the Best Trick competition.

Now, 22-years-later after Hawk achieved the seemingly impossible on a vert ramp, a skater has gone one degree of rotation better.

12-year-old Gui Khury from Brazil made history by landing a 1080 (the so-called ‘Holy Grail’ of skateboarding) on day 3 of the X Games in Vista, California and to make the occasion even more memorable he did it in front of Hawk, who was participating in the X Games for the first time since 2003.

He not only becomes the first skater to land a 1080 on a non-mega vert ramp Khury is also the youngest gold medalist in X Games history.

To really cement just how incredible his achievement is, here is Khury’s 1080 side-by-side with Hawk’s original 900.

The 1080 had previously been landed by Tom Schaar in 2012 but only on a mega ramp, which is considerably bigger and has a much larger and steeper roll in for the skaters to gather speed.

In 2019, Mitchie Brusco landed a mind-blowing 1260 at the X Games, once again on the mega ramp.

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