Gui Khury, 12 years old, lands historic 1080 to beat Tony Hawk at X Games

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First, Gui Khury landed the move that even Tony Hawk could never accomplish. Now, Khury is landing it at the X Games. To beat Tony Hawk.

Khury, 12 years old, made history at the 2021 X Games on Friday by landing a 1080 on a vert ramp, the first skater to ever land the trick in competition. The accomplishment earned him first place in the Best Vert Trick competition, for obvious reasons.

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Khury also became the youngest skater to ever win gold in the X Games.

The 1080, a full three rotations in the air, comes 22 years after Hawk made history by landing the 900 at the 1999 X Games. Hawk landed the trick a full eight years before Khury was even born. You can see the side-by-side video comparison here.

Adding to the fun of the occasion was Hawk's last-minute decision to enter the competition, the first time the 53-year-old has competed at the X Games since his retirement from professional competition in 2003. He congratulated Khury both in person and on social media:

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Khury had already made history by landing the 1080 back in his native Brazil last year. Three men had previously landed the trick, but only on a megaramp rather than a vert ramp.

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