12-year-old Brazilian skateboarder Gui Khury lands 1080 to win X Games gold medal

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Competing against his childhood idol, Tony Hawk, Gui Khury dared himself to do something nobody had done before Friday night on Day 3 of the X Games in Vista, California.

The 12-year-old dropped down the vert ramp, gained some air and then let physics take over as he rotated 1080 degrees and became the first skater to land the trick on a non-mega ramp. Hawk embraced Khury who was wiping tears from his face.

Khury became the youngest gold medalist in X Games history. He beat eight other competitors in the Vert Best Trick contest including the 53-year-old Hawk who was competing at the games for the first time since 2003.

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The trick requires the skateboarder to make three full turns while in the air. Khury had previously landed a 1080 during training last year but not during a competitive event.

Khury's moment came 22 years after Tony Hawk became the first skateboarder to land a 900 on a vert ramp at the X Games.

Brighton Zeuner previously had the record for youngest gold medalist at the X games after winning in 2017.

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Tom Schaar was the first person to land a 1080, doing so when he was 12 years old on a mega ramp in 2012. It took him five attempts to land the trick. The trick is considered the "Holy Grail" of skateboarding.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 12-year-old Gui Khury wins X Games gold with 1080