Video: Levi Sherwood makes history with enthralling display at Red Bull X-fighters event in Madrid

Kiwi Levi Sherwood has delivered on his promise and delivered the first ever no hand backflip in freestyle motocross competition to win the prestigious Red Bull X-fighters in Madrid.

Newshub exclusively revealed the 26-year old had perfected the daring move on his Palmerston North farm and was ready to debut it at the iconic Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, considered the spiritual home of FMX.

Sure enough, Sherwood pulled out the move as well as another backflip in both his semi-final and final performances, also the first time the feat has been achieved in competition.

The New Zealand extreme athlete defeated Aussie Josh Sheehan in the final, wowing the vocal crowd with what is quickly becoming his trademark moves.

Sherwood is now two from two in 2017, after winning last month's Nitro World Games, where he produced the nack nack double backflip, when his leg was removed from the bike during the rotation.

But no hands is a new level altogether- made possible by stripping 16 kilograms off his custom made bike.


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