Skateboarder, 11, makes history by landing 1080-degree spin

An 11-year-old boy from Brazil has made skateboarding history after becoming the first-ever person to land a 1080-degree spin on a vertical ramp.

More than 20 years after US skateboarding legend Tony Hawk completed the world’s first 900-degree spin, Gui Khury completed three full rotations on his board before a clean landing.

The trick has been seen as one of the “holy grails” in the sport.

He pulled off the historic feat using makeshift skateboarding facilities in his grandmother’s back garden as he trained during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Gui Khury is the first person to pull of the stunt. Pic: Gui Khury

Posting a video of his achievement on Facebook, Gui said: “1080!!!I have no words to explain what just happened.”

Following his son’s achievement, Gui’s father Ricardo 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.

“He has an opportunity to train here, if he didn’t have (the skate facilities)… he would be stuck at home like everyone else and unable to do sport. So the isolation helped him focus.”

Gui had already become the youngest person to complete the 900-degree spin, which he did aged eight.

He added that his celebration meal was “mac and cheese at home” with his family.

During the closing of schools in Brazil, the boy’s family have been making an almost-daily short journey to his grandmother’s home to drop off food, as well as use the skate ramp.

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Tony Hawk was 31 when he managed a 900-degree spin

Hawk was 31 when he completed the world’s first 900-degree spin in 1999 – about a decade before Gui was born – and only a handful of skaters have pulled it off since.

The 11-year-old’s move was uploaded to Instagram by his parents, with Gui saying he sent the clip to some of his idols, such as Hawk and Bob Burnquist.

“Some posted it on their stories and some actually posted it on their Instagram. I was like that’s so crazy, because it’s like a once in a lifetime experience.

“It’s so amazing. It’s the best feeling ever,” he said.

Gui said he wants to keep practising his triple spin so he can use it in competitions, and work towards a 1260-degree version.