Aussie scooter champ sets sights on pro title

Deagon scooter champion Rhys Rogers did a double backflip to win the U13 Australasian Scooter titles.
Deagon scooter champion Rhys Rogers did a double backflip to win the U13 Australasian Scooter titles. Renee McKeown

RHYS Rogers may have knocked his baby teeth out on Deagon Skate Park but he is now ready to go pro after winning back-to-back Australasian Scooter Titles recently.

The 13-year-old did a double backflip to win his age group in the 2017 event hosted by the Australian Scooter Association in Melbourne.

"I was a bit nervous at the start but I just thought about it being a normal day of riding and forgot about the competitiveness,” Rhys said.

"I failed the double backflip once and stacked it, but I went back up to the top and did it again for the crowd.”

Rhys has quite a few achievements to his name.

He was the youngest person in the world to do a backflip on a BMX bike at seven.

When he turned nine he was the youngest person to do a double backflip on a scooter and is now sponsored by Envy Scooters.

In recent weeks he has also won competitions in Bracken Ridge, Ipswich and Logan.

With thousands of people following the Deagon champion there's only one thing left for him to do - go for the world pro title.

Rhys plans to skip a few age divisions and go straight to the open to hopefully become one of the top 10 scooter riders in the country and compete in the world titles.

Topics:  australian scooter association bmx deagon deagon skate park double backflip rhys rogers scooter world record

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