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Hawk: In the Nine-Light

Originally Published: August 17, 2003
By Dave Finger | EXPN.com

Tony Hawk won gold in Skateboard Vert Best Trick on Sunday with a variation on the trick that blew up his name in 1999 — the 900. Sandro Dias' 540 board varial (three panels across), netted the silver, and Andy Mac rounded out the podium after a collection of consistent crazers.

Tony Hawk is the most recognized and most brandable of all the skaters at X Games IX, and he reinforced his position as an icon of X Games vertical skateboarding by pulling the 900 in regulation time — ...

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