Shane O'Neill (skateboarder)

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Shane O'Neill
Personal information
Full nameShane O'Neill
Born (1990-01-03) 3 January 1990 (age 32)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Sport
Country Australia
SportSkateboarding
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Skateboarding
World Skateboarding Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 Los Angeles Street
Silver medal – second place 2017 Los Angeles Street

Shane O'Neill (born 3 January 1990) is an Australian professional skateboarder from Melbourne, Victoria.[1][2] Shane is a member of the SLS "9 Club" meaning he has landed a trick in the Street League competition that judges scored an average of 9 or better. Shane's trick was a switchstance Switch 360 double kickflip.[3] In 2016 Shane won a silver medal at the X Games in Oslo.[4] His normal stance is Goofy.[5]

In 2021, O'Neill qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in the street skateboarding competition.[6] He competed in the men's street event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He was ranked sixteenth in the Preliminary Heats and therefore did not compete in the finals.[7] Full details are in Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Sponsors[edit]

Shane O'Neill has been sponsored since the age of 14. He is sponsored by Nike SB, Thunder Trucks, Villager, Diamond Supply & Co. and Spitfire Wheels. O'Neill was previously sponsored by Primitive Skateboarding, and Skate Mental.[8][9]

April Skateboards[edit]

On 8 June 2018, O'Neill announced via his Instagram that he would be leaving Primitive to start his own skateboard company.[10] On 5 May 2019, O'Neill announced via Instagram that his new company was called April Skateboards.[11]

As of 2022, the team consists of Shane O'Neill, Guy Mariano, Yuto Horigome, Ish Cepeda and Rayssa Leal.

Notable tricks[edit]

In Shane's 2015 "Shane Goes Skate Mental" video part, Shane performed a nollie backside heelflip down the steps at Wallenberg. This is one of the most difficult tricks a skateboarder has done at this location.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shane O'neill's official X Games athlete biography". X Games. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW – SHANE O'NEILL TALKS NIKE SB - Sneaker Freaker". Sneaker Freaker. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  3. ^ "The 9 Club | Street League Skateboarding". streetleague.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Shane O'neill's official X Games athlete biography". X Games. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  5. ^ Footedness
  6. ^ "The List of Future Olympic Skateboarders is Official!!!". World Skate.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2021". The Roar. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  8. ^ Skateboarding, Primitive. "Welcome Shane O'Neill!". Primitive Skateboarding. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Shane O'Neill Leaves Skate Mental – Junkie Monkeys". junkiemonkeys.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  10. ^ "SHANE O'NEILL LEAVES PRIMITIVE TO START HIS OWN COMPANY -". The Berrics. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  11. ^ "SHANE O'NEILL'S APRIL SKATEBOARDS BRAND HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED". The Berrics. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  12. ^ ThrasherMagazine (11 March 2015), Shane O'Neill's "Shane GOES" part, retrieved 31 July 2017

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