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Alana Smith's McTwist

Alana Smith became the first female skater to land a McTwist in competition

Updated: November 7, 2012, 4:02 AM ET
By Colin Bane

On Saturday 12-year-old skater Alana Smith became the first female to land a McTwist in competition, claiming a $1,000 Best Trick prize at Exposure 2012, an all-women's skateboard competition at the Clairemont Skatepark at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego, Calif. She got some last-minute coaching from the McTwist's namesake, who was on hand as a fan at the competition.

"Mike McGill was there giving me advice and he just told me to go higher and to really commit to bringing ...

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