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What Did These Action Sports Legends Look Like As Kids?

Kelly Slater, Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White - they were all child prodigies once...

Photos: Shaun White/CNN

Now here’s a face you’d recognise from a mile off. The Flying Tomato was living up to his barnet-inspired namesake even as a little kid.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Shaun entered his first snowboard comp aged seven… and won it. Obviously.

By the time he was eight-years-old, he was already executing airs in the pipe, a good four foot higher than the other kids.

Intrigued to see just how good he actually was? Watch the video footage below of Shaun ripping aged 10!





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