Gui Khury lands first-ever 1080 in competition

July 19, 2021 | Skateboarding
Gui Khury: the first skateboarder to land a 1080 in competition | Photo: ESPN/X Games

Gui Khury has once again written a stellar chapter in the history of skateboarding.

The Brazilian landed the world's first-ever 1080 trick in competition.

Khury performed three flawless full revolutions at the 2021 X Games, held at CA Training Facility in Vista, California.

The Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick contest had a surprise entry from skateboard legend Tony Hawk at 53 years old.

The last time Hawk competed at X Games was in 2003, when he won gold in Vert Best Trick with a 900.

Eighteen years later, 12-year-old Gui Khury made history by besting Hawk's 900 with the first-ever fakie 1080 mute landed in the X Games.

The medal also landed him in the history books as the youngest gold medalist in X Games history.

Skateboard Vert

Jimmy Wilkins earned his third straight gold medal in Pacifico Skateboard Vert.

This marks only the third time X Games has seen a Skateboard Vert threepeat, and one of them was competing today alongside Wilkins - Bucky Lasek.

Wilkins' runs included tricks like kickflip melon, alley-oop frontside ollie, alley-oop tail grab 540, ollie 540, backside ollie to disaster.

Eleven-time X Games medalist Elliot Sloan nabbed his first-ever podium in Vert with silver and 10-time X Games medalist Mitchie Brusco added a bronze to his collection.

Skateboard Park

Though Liam Pace had previously earned an X Games medal as an amateur in Next X Skateboard Park at Minneapolis 2018, this was his first in the Skateboard Park discipline.

Run two was Pace's best pass, bumping him into the gold medal slot with highlights including a long backside Smith grind, backside 540, kickflip Indy, frontside wallride, frontside nosegrind, frontside 180 Ollie over the box jump, and full Cab backside disaster.

Fellow rookie and CA Training Facility regular Gavin Bottger took silver while Tristan Rennie took bronze, his second in the discipline.

In Women's Skateboard Park, the teenagers once again ruled the competition - the field had an average age of just 18.

Nine days after turning 13, Sky Brown dropped into her first run and dropped a frontside 540 as her last trick.

She is the first woman to land it and the only woman who does that trick in competition.

However, it was her third run that was her best, which included a frontside 360 box jump, frontside alley-oop 270 on the hip, and a backside tailslide through the corner.

Nineteen-year-old Mami Tezuka launched herself into silver medal position with her last run, where she stomped a frontside stalefish over the gap in run four, which she had never landed previously.

Seventeen-year-old Encinitas native Bryce Wettstein rounded out the podium with bronze.

All three riders earned their first X Games medals. Sky Brown will represent Great Britain, and Bryce Wettstein will represent the USA in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Skateboard Street

Leticia Bufoni earned her fifth gold and broke the record for most gold in Women's Skateboard Street history.

This also marked her 12th medal overall, tying snowboarder Lindsay Jacobellis for third-most X Games medals by a woman.

Bufoni entered her fourth run in silver medal position before throwing down a backside feeble grind on A-frame rail, frontside tailslide to fakie down Hubba ledge, 360 flip up bank to flat, frontside feeble grind, backside lipslide down 6-stair handrail, backside ollie up Euro gap and frontside ollie 180 down 8-stair set to earn gold in the very last run of the competition.

Samarria Brevard added her second X Games medal with silver, and Poe Pinson took bronze in her second X Games appearance.

X Games Shanghai 2019 silver medalist Dashawn Jordan took his first X Games gold in Men's Skateboard Street.

Jordan started off strong in his first and ultimately best run, throwing down a frontside crooked grind, backside nosegrind up Hubba ledge, frontside shove-it lipslide to fakie, backside noseblunt slide on ledge, 360 flip to 50-50 down 6-stair rail, 180 to fakie nosegrind on small ledge and a Cab 270 lipslide.

Jamie Foy, the Real Street 2019 bronze medalist, took silver, and Ishod Wair, the most recent X Games gold medalist in the discipline, took bronze.

The final competition of the event wrapped up with Skateboard Street Best Trick.

After taking silver just moments earlier, Jamie Foy came out with a gold medal thanks to a frontside crooked grind to shove-it in run three.

He also landed an impressive 180 to switch backside feeble grind in run one.

Gui Khury: tasting gold at the 2021 X Games | Photo: ESPN/X Games

X Games 2021 | Results

Men's Skateboard Park
1. Liam Pace (USA)
2. Gavin Bottger (USA)
3. Tristan Rennie (USA)

Women's Skateboard Park
1. Sky Brown (GBR)
2. Mami Tezuka (JPN)
3. Bryce Wettstein (USA)

Pacifico Skateboard Vert
1. Jimmy Wilkins (USA)
2. Elliot Sloan (USA)
3. Mitchie Brusco (USA)

Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick
Gold - Gui Khury (BRA)

Men's Skateboard Street
1. Dashawn Jordan (USA)
2. Jamie Foy (USA)
3. Ishod Wair (USA)

Women's Skateboard Street
1. Leticia Bufoni (BRA)
2. Samarria Brevard (USA)
3. Poe Pinson (USA)

Skateboard Street Best Trick
Gold - Jamie Foy

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