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11-year-old sticks 1080

Courtesy The Daily Mail


An 11-year-old skateboarder has become the first person to perform a 1,080-degree turn after using the coronavirus lockdown to practice his skills.

Gui Khury from Brazil landed the turn on a vertical ramp 21 years after the US legend Tony Hawk managed the first 900-degree turn.   

Khury shattered the long-standing record by flying off the top of a ramp and completing three full spins in the air before landing cleanly and skating off. 

The manoeuvre has long been one of the holy grails of skateboarding. 

Gui Khury from Brazil landed the turn on a vertical ramp 21 years after the US legend Tony Hawk managed the first 900-degree turn

Khury shattered the long-standing record by flying off the top of a ramp and completing three full spins in the air before landing cleanly and skating off

During lockdown, Khury's family make the 20-minute journey to his grandmother's house on most days to deliver food and drop him off so that he can train on the vertical ramp, bowl and street course they had built in her back garden. It was on that ramp that he completed his historic feat.


He was already the youngest skateboarder to complete the 900-degree turn, a feat he pulled off aged eight.

'I was like, oh my God, what did I just do?' Gui Khury told Reuters on Sunday, two days after achieving his historic 1080. 'I was just like OK, I landed it. Now I am going to celebrate.' 

The skater's father Ricardo Khury Filho said: 'The isolation for the coronavirus helped because he had a life that was about school and he didn't have a lot of time to train, when he got home from school he was tired.

'So now he is at home more, he eats better and he has more time to train and can focus more on the training so that has helped.



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