The next Tony Hawk is definitely this girl. After 75 tries, Sabre Norris, a 9-year-old skateboarder, lands a 540 on a halfpipe. The video of the trick became viral and has already about one million views.
Coming from Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia), Sabre is the daughter of Justin Norris, bronze medal winner for the 200-metre butterfly at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and 3-time Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning swimmer. But instead of following her dad’s way, she took the way of skateboarding at six years old.
« My skating all started because I wasn't allowed to get a bike because we don't have a garage. So my mum bought us skateboards instead. I started from rolling down my dad's business car park. I've been skating for about 3 years. My favorite trick is a 540. I watched Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins do it on the internet, and I just had to do it. »
Sabre attempted exactly 75 times to land the 540. At the 75th, she finally did it.
« Every time I tried one and didn't land it I put a rock on the table. It ended up being my 75th rock. I was frothing. I did some 720s too. Not proper. I called it "540 to revert to splat". I didn't cry though. My goal is to do 100 of them before this Saturday. I'm up to 75. I still can't ride a bike, but I can do a 540. »
And it is not finished. Sabre Norris is at nine the female champion of the 2014 Australian Bowl-riding Championships (as you can see in the picture above), and plans to win an Olympic gold metal in skateboarding which might be included in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Henceforth, we have to monitor Sabre’s career, wait a perfect 720 and hope first places at the next championships !
Source : Dailymail