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Lockdown spurs 11-year-old skateboarder to make history with first 1080-degree turn

  • Gui Khury lands holy grail of skating while in lockdown
  • Brazilian surpasses previous record first set by Tony Hawk

The closure of schools in Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic gave 11-year-old prodigy Gui Khury plenty of time to perfect his skateboarding skills as he became the first person to land a 1080-degree turn on a vertical ramp.

More than two decades after Tony Hawk completed the first 900-degree turn, Khury shattered a 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.

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