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Gabriel Medina

Surfer Gabriel Medina

Profession: Surfer

Nationality:
Brazil
Brazilian

Why Famous: The champion of the 2014 ASP World Tour, he is the second person to have executed a maneuver called the "Backflip", which to date has never been performed in competition.

Born: December 22, 1993
Birthplace: Sao Sebastiao, Brazil
Age: 27 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 2013-11-02 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil
  • 2016-05-14 Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the move "Backflip" in competition

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