Skateboarder Gui Khury Bio, Wiki, 1080, Age, Education, Parents, Net worth, Records

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Who is Gui Khury?

Gui Khury or Guilherme ‘Gui’ Khury born on December 18, 2008, in Curitiba, Brazil is a Brazilian skateboarder. He is the first person to land a 1080 (three full revolutions) on a vertical ramp and the youngest person to win a gold medal at the X-Games.

Khury also holds the record for being the youngest person ever to land a 900, which he landed at age 8, as well as for being the youngest person to compete at the X Games at the age of 10 years and 7 months.

In 2020, he was officially awarded two Guinness World Records for being the Youngest X Games Athlete and for the first 1080 on a vertical ramp.

Gui Khury lands 1080 to win X Games gold medal

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.

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. 

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. 

Gui Khury Bio, Wiki

Gui Khury was born in Curitiba, Brazil in 2008. In 2011, his family moved to Carlsbad, California, when he was two years old. He started training at a young age, being encouraged by his father. He started training at the YMCA in Encinitas, California, at the age of four. In 2015, the family moved back to Brazil, where his father built an indoor ramp for him to practice. He completed his first 540 at the age of 7, becoming the youngest to do so. 

Three months later, he had landed his first 720 and became the youngest in the world to land it. In July 2017, he suffered a serious accident, fracturing his skull when he fell from a second-story window, landing on a gas meter. At the age of 9, he became the youngest skater to descend a mega ramp, when he went down Bob Burnquist’s 60-foot mega ramp In 2021, he landed “The McKenzie” (a 720° (making two complete turns) on the axis and landing with the back foot).

Full nameGuilherme Khury
BornDecember 18, 2008 (age 12)
Curitiba, Brazil
Height4 ft 8 in (142 cm)
CountryBrazil
SportSkateboarding
Event(s)Vert skateboarding
Turned pro2019

Gui Khury’s Guinness World Records

RecordFeatDateLocation
Youngest X Games Athlete10 years, 225 daysJuly 31, 2019Minneapolis, USA
First skateboard ‘1080’ on a vertical ramp1080May 2020Curitiba, Brazil

Gui Khury’s Skateboarding Highlights

900

In 2017, at the age of 8, Khury became the youngest person in the world to land a 900, a 2½-revolution (900 degrees) aerial spin performed on a skateboard ramp. Tony Hawk popularized this move when he was the first to achieve this feat, in 1999.

X Games

Gui Khury was invited to his first X Games at the 2019 X Games Summer Event in Minneapolis. By participating in the event, he became the youngest ever competitor at an X Games at the age of 10 years and 7 months, breaking the previous record set by Jagger Eaton seven years earlier. At the same time, he became the youngest athlete to land a 900 at an X Games.

1080

On May 8, 2020, at age 11, Khury became the first person to land a 1080 (three full revolutions) on a vertical ramp, breaking Tony Hawk’s record 900 on a vertical ramp set in 1999. (Tom Schaar landed the first-ever 1080 at the age of 12 in 2012 on a mega ramp, which allows a skater to build up more momentum than on a standard vert ramp.)

He achieved it in after 10 attempts. Khury performed the feat “in an indoor skateboard training facility built at his home in Curitiba, Brazil, by Green Box,” a Brazilian company. Khury’s father, Ricardo Khury Filho, credited school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic with providing his son extra time and energy to practice the technique. Professional skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Tony Hawk called him to congratulate him on the accomplishment.

X-Games Gold

On July 16, 2021, at the 2021 Summer X-Games, Khury became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal at the X-Games, at age 12, in the Skateboard Best Vert Trick competition, where he landed the first successful 1080 in a competition (after having initially completed the trick 14 months prior in solo training). Khury successfully landed a 1080 on the vertical ramp on his 7th and final attempt of the competition. Tony Hawk also was a competitor in the event, coming out of retirement to compete at the X-Games for the first time since 2003.

Gui Khury FAQ’s

Who is Gui Khury?

Gui Khury or Guilherme ‘Gui’ Khury born on December 18, 2008, in Curitiba, Brazil is a Brazilian skateboarder. He is the first person to land a 1080 (three full revolutions) on a vertical ramp and the youngest person to win a gold medal at the X-Games.

What is Gui Khury’s age?

Gui Khury’s age is 12 years as of 2021.

What is Gui Khury’s Net worth?

Gui Khury’s net worth is under review and will be updated soon.

What is Gui Khury’s Birthplace?

Gui Khury’s was born in Curitiba, Brazil in 2008.

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