Australian teen becomes first female to land famed "720" skateboarding trick

Salt Lake City, Utah - An Australian 13-year-old made history by successfully landing a "720," becoming the first female skateboarder to complete the trick, and doing so in front of skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, who considers the move his signature.

At just 13 years old, Arisa Trew has become the first female skateboarder to successfully land a 720.
At just 13 years old, Arisa Trew has become the first female skateboarder to successfully land a 720.  © IMAGO / AFLOSPORT

Arisa Trew ultimately emerged victorious in the women’s competition at Hawk’s Vert Alert in Salt Lake City over the weekend, reports NBC News.

"I can’t believe I landed my first 720!!! and to be the first girl in the world to land a 7 in competition," Trew later wrote on her Instagram.

A spokesperson for Tony Hawk later confirmed the historic nature of her successful 720.

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Dressed in a pink helmet with her ponytail flying, Trew garnered thunderous applause from the crowd as she flawlessly executed the move.

Upon completing the trick, three male competitors enthusiastically rushed to embrace and congratulate her on her remarkable feat.

Arisa Trew aims for the Olympics

The 720 is a signature trick pioneered by skateboarding icon Hawk, who first accomplished the trick in 1985.

Earlier in the week, Hawk commemorated another historic moment on Instagram, looking back to the 1999 X Games when he became the world’s first skateboarder to land a "900."

Trew, aspiring to qualify for the skateboarding competition at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, holds high hopes for her future in the sport. According to data from Olympic World Skateboarding, she currently ranks 14th in the world in her division.

Cover photo: IMAGO / AFLOSPORT

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