Danny Leon is a Spanish athlete of the modality of skateboarding which stands out for being not only one of the best in Spain, but also one of the skateboardersmost prominent on the international scene. Thanks to him, the world of skateboarding in Spain has gained an importance that it lacked before. If you are a fan of this dynamic and entertaining sport, keep reading because we are telling you 10 curious facts that you would like to know about Danny León, one of the skateboarders most recognized.
Danny León was born on December 1, 1994 in Móstoles, Madrid.
At the age of 9, Danny León watched the construction of a new facility right in front of his house every afternoon through the window. As the athlete himself has once told, he thought it would be a new pool, but was surprised when he discovered that it was actually a skatepark.At first, León spent the afternoons watching through the window how other children practiced this sport, until one day he decided to go down and observe them closely. Soon after, he began to practice with the board that other boys lent him before asking his parents for his first board.
In the words of Danny himself, at the age of 14 and seeing that he had achieved many more things than other people who had been in this sport for years, he realized that he could dedicate himself professionally to the sport. skateboarding and live on it. At this early age, some of the most important companies in the sector contacted the skater to finance their trips. However, it wasn't until the age of 18 that Danny León was truly able to earn a living thanks to his passion for skating.
In 2017 and at the inauguration of a new skatepark in Madrid, this famous skater managed to do the famous trick McTwist, becoming the first Spaniard to do so. However, this is not the first trick that he has managed to perform, since with the Back flipthe same thing happened. The skater also boast of having tried and managed to do other tricks in iconic places on the planet such as the Kickflip that he did nothing more and nothing less than in front of the Eiffel Tower!
The skater has told in different interviews that whenever he wants to learn a new trick he dreams it first and visualizes it and then carries it out in reality. But this does not stop there, and it is that also in his dreams, León invents new tricks, which although they are a mixture of those that already exist, no one has tried them before.
As a good sports lover, Danny León is fond of other disciplines such as surfing and snow. However, on more than one occasion he has also confessed that he loves cooking and other practices such as photography and recording videos. East skater seeks to unite the world of skating together with video recording and editing and thus teach his own style and perspective. In addition, as he has commented, the recording of videos of these athletes is a job to which he could dedicate himself after his sports career ends.
Throughout his career, Danny León has managed to position himself not only as one of the best athletes in his field, but also as one of the most commercial, especially in Spanish territory where there are still not as many references of skateboarding as in others countries. That is why this skater has had the possibility of taking different collections of boards from skateboard, which, as expected, does not take long to run out.
'Park' is the modality of skateboard Danny Leon's favorite. It consists of making many transitions on ramps of different heights and radii that are linked together.
Despite being one of the best in his discipline, Danny León may not be as well known to the entire population. However, thanks to the triumphs he has achieved, some media have wanted to have his presence and interview this athlete. 'El Hormiguero' on more than four occasions, 'La Resistencia' or 'Vodafone Yu' are some of the programs that have been able to speak with León and have managed to learn a little more about the talented skater.
As he has explained on more than one occasion, Danny León assures that one of the main problems of being a skater Spanish is mostly financing. When asked about this issue, the athlete has assured that Spain is a country very backward in this matter compared to others such as the United States or Brazil, in which they value this type of athlete much more.
Danny León is undoubtedly a pioneer of skateboarding, especially where Spain is concerned. Aware of the few facilities that this sport has in our country, the skater does not tire of demanding improvements for skateboarding that increasingly attracts a greater number of fans. Among his many victories, he has managed to do impossible tricks, positioning him as one of the strongest in this special 'world'.