This Coronavirus outbreak has been devastating on so many levels. However, there were some silver linings all over the world.
In Brazil during the lockdown, 11-year-old Gui Khury achieved his dream by becoming the first-ever skateboarder to land a 1080-degree turn on a vertical ramp.
Talking to Reuters, Gui’s father Ricardo Khury Filho commented:
“The isolation for the coronavirus helped because he had a life that was about school and he didn’t have a lot of time to train, when he got home from school he was tired.
So now he is at home more, he eats better and he has more time to train and can focus more on the training so that has helped. He has an opportunity to train here, if he didn’t have the facilities he would be stuck at home like everyone else and unable to do sport. So the isolation helped him focus.“
Gui already hit the headlines when he landed his first 900-degree turn at just 8 years of age. That’s quite a talent. More to come?
Gui Khury 🇧🇷 landed his first 900 at age 8 — and he just landed it at #XGames!
Now, at 10 yrs. 7 mos., Gui became the youngest athlete in X Games history. He broke @jaggereaton’s record, which had stood for 7 years. pic.twitter.com/V8rGJdnXkC
— X Games (@XGames) August 1, 2019