June 22 (UPI) -- A Brazilian skateboarder who made history by landing the first 1,080-degree turn on a vertical ramp tile has now been awarded a Guinness World Record for his achievement.
Khury, who also holds the Guinness record for the world's youngest X Games athlete, became the first to land a 1,080-degree turn 21 years after legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk became the first to land a 900-degree turn.
"Being a Guinness World Records title holder has always been a dream for me! If I ever get the chance to advise any other kid in the world who wants to break records or pursue their passions, I would say, if you want to do something, believe in it, and you can do it," Khury said.
The boy said the COVID-19 lockdown gave him extra practice time on the ramp in his grandmother's garden, leading to his trailblazing trick. He said his next goal is to land a 1,260-degree turn.