15-year-old Beats Eleven Year Snowboard Record Set By Shaun White
6th April 2021
Last modified on April 10th, 2021
Valentino Guseli from Australia has jumped 7.3 metres from the superpipe in Laax in Switzerland. He breaks the previous record of 7 metres set in 2010 by the American multiple Olympic champion and snowboarding legend, Shaun White.
At his very first World Cup contest in the LAAX OPEN 2021, the 15-year-old Australian caused the sensation of the day in the halfpipe qualification.
He achieved the highest score in the first heat with 95 points, beating top favourites such as two-time LAAX OPEN winner Scotty James.
Guseli spends his winters in Laax and has been training in the resort for the past five years.
“I’ve had the idea of breaking the world record for a pretty long time. I just always wanted to go as big as possible,” he said.
“The day was perfect and the conditions were good, so we just decided to send it.”
He reached 7.3 metres.
With this he breaks the record of the American snowboard legend Shaun White set in 2010.
The record had stood for 11 years.
Here’s an image of the jump:
And here’s what it really looks like:
Here at PlanetSKI something tells us we haven’t heard the last of this young man.
Image ©LAAX / Ruggli