During the seventh attempt at Vert’s Best Trick competition on the Pacific skateboard at this year’s Summer Olympics, 12-year-old Gui Khury performed an unreal 1080 spin in the first half to won the gold medal.
It was the first such trick drawn in the competition, and Khury was the youngest gold medalist in the history of the X-Games.
To make things better for Khury, he performed the trick right in front of the legendary Tony Hawk, potentially creating an even more surreal victory for the young Brazilian skater. .
The part you might miss from the highlight is that the 53-year-old Hawk isn’t just attending or being there to kick. The legend himself entered the Vert Best Trick contest, meaning Khury beat Hawk to win.
As Michelle Bruton explains at Forbes, Khury last year became the first skater to score 1080 on a traditionally sized vert ramp, and it’s his first time knocking it down in competition. Undoubtedly, this boy seemed like the future of skating, having bent gravity and reached heights never before he entered his teens. To perform this groundbreaking trick in front of Hawk, a legend dipped his toe back in, making the panoramic moment all the more special.
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