ASA Athlete

France flagTaig Khris
France
Hometown: Paris, France
Age: 43
Height: 5' 8''
Weight: 146
Sports:
Sponsors: Airwalk, SFR, L'Oreal, BeautySane

Profile:

Taig got his start on roller skates, but took to inlines in no time at all. In addition to being a decorated vert competitor, Taig is an accomplished self-taught magician, pianist and tennis player. He was a former World and X Games Gold Medalist. In his pro career, he has medaled at almost every competition he has entered. In 2001, he became the first rollerblader to complete a double back flip in competition.


History:
  • 2007 LG Action Sports World Championships, Dallas, TX - Vert: 5th
  • 2007 Nokia Fise, Montpellier, France - Vert: 2nd
  • 2006 LG Action Sports World Tour, Paris, France - Vert: 3rd
  • 2005 Asian X Games: Silver Medalist
  • 2004 FISE, Montpellier, France: 1st
  • 2002 ESPN X Games: 10th
  • 2002 Gravity Games: 4th
  • 2002 ASA Pro Tour, San Diego, CA: 3rd
  • 2001 ASA World Championships: 1st
  • 2001 Gravity Games: 1st
  • 2001 ESPN X Games: Gold Medalist
  • 2001 European X Games: Gold Medalist
  • 2001 World Team Challenge: 1st

Notable:

Skating Since: 1980
Turned Pro: 1996
Discipline: Vert
Currently Resides: Monaco
Favorite Trick: Mc Twist, GattoSpin
Food: Italian and Greek
Music: World Music:
Favorite Skaters: Eito, Takeshi, Shane, Marc, Mat Salerno
Favorite City: Rome, Venice, New York, Paris
Worst Injury: Crass ligament in knee and shoulder.
Activities Other Than Skating: I host my own TV Show on the Extreme Sports Channel. I also own many companies in France including an events, a stationary, and an Energy Drink company.
Career highlight: Grand Slam 2001-won the X Games, Gravity Games, World Team Challenge, European X Games, Bercy, and the ASA World Championship
Hero/Influence: I respect a legend like Tony Hawk. When I started skating there were no inline videos, so I learned my tricks from watching Tony videos.