Gui Khury outshines Tony Hawk, lands 1080 to win X Games gold

Gui Khury wins the Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick at X Games 2021

Twenty-two years after Tony Hawk became the first skateboarder to land a 900 on a vert ramp at the X Games, Gui Khury made history of his own Friday night on Day 3 of the X Games in Vista, California.

Khury, 12, became the first to land a 1080 on a vert ramp, winning the gold medal in the Vert Best Trick contest by besting eight others, including Hawk, who was a surprise entry at age 53.

Khury became the youngest gold medalist in X Games history.

Hawk, a 10-time gold medalist who hadn't competed in the X Games since 2003, decided less than an hour before the competition that he would enter. The 18-year gap between X Games appearances is the largest in history.

A victory in the Vert Best Trick, which is a gold-only event, would have made Hawk the oldest gold medalist in X Games history.

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