Tom Schaar (born September 14, 1999) is an American professional skateboarder. He was the first skateboarder to land a “1080,” which is three revolutions. He became the youngest X Games gold medalist after completing the first 1080 in a competition at the 2012 Asia X Games in Shanghai; youngest Dew Tour champion, the youngest Vans Pool Party champion, and the youngest “Big Air” gold medalist at the Austin X Games.
At just 3 years old, his older brother John got him on a skateboard for the first time in his life. By age 4, his dad had him on a halfpipe. It’s clear that when it came to skateboarding Schaar was destined for greatness and clearly his passion and dedication for the sport has led him to achieve some of his wildest dreams.
“I mean, skating is — it’s just the best sport, you can be so free with it,” Schaar said. “You can go really fast and just kind of fly around, and that seemed pretty fun to me as a little kid.”
At 12 years old, Schaar spun himself into history books as he became the first skater to ever land a 1080, a trick that consists of three full rotations in midair. At the time he felt like that was the best accomplishment of his life. “That was pretty much a huge shock to me. I didn’t really think it was going to happen,” Schaar said.
Before turning 18 years old, Schaar was a nine-time X Games Medalist. On March 20, 2019 Schaar was named to the first-ever U.S.A Skateboarding National Team and will be competing for a spot to represent the USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Forbes Magazine listed Schaar to their 2020 30 Under 30 Sports category highlighting the next generation of Sports talent.
According to en.wikipedia; xgames.com and nbclosangeles.com. Source of photos: internet