5. Ryan Sheckler Becomes Youngest Gold Medalist, 2003

Legendary moments from down the years

When I was 13 I was eating dirt and falling out of trees.

When Ryan Sheckler was 13 he was busy making history by becoming the youngest ever gold medalist at the X Games, taking home the top prize in skateboard park (as street was then called). His record still stands.

Since then he’s gone on to win another five medals including two golds at the X Games and he’s still only 24!

This performance launched him into the global spotlight and since then, his career has been one of the great skateboard success stories – I mean check out the epic house it’s bought him for starters!

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