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11-Year-old Skateboarder Makes History From Quarantine By Landing World’s First 1080-Degree Turn

11-Year-old Skateboarder Makes History From Quarantine By Landing World’s First 1080-Degree Turn

While many people have been left twiddling their thumbs for the duration of the novel coronavirus shutdowns, this 11-year-old athlete took advantage of his free time spent in quarantine to make skateboarding history.

This week, Gui Khury became the first skateboarder to ever land a 1080-degree turn on a vertical ramp.

For perspective, the Brazilian youngster had not even been born when 22-year-old Tony Hawk completed the first 900-degree turn back in 1990. Gui completed his first 900-degree turn at just 8 years old.

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Now two decades after Hawk’s accomplishment, Gui says he was able to complete the jaw-dropping 1080-degree feat by using his time off from school amidst the pandemic to train. Upon expertly landing the triple-turn earlier this week, Gui says he could hardly comprehend his achievement.

“I was like, oh my God, what did I just do?” Gui Khury told Reuters. “I was just like OK, I landed it. Now I am going to celebrate.”

Gui later told reporters that he celebrated by sharing a bowl of macaroni and cheese with his family.

(WATCH the amazing video below)

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Published at Thu, 14 May 2020 16:48:42 +0000