On Mother’s Day, promising motocross sensation Luc Ackermann had a unique and heartfelt gift in store for his mother, Melitta. Together, they accomplished the first-ever mother-son backflip on his motorcycle, an idea that originated with Melitta herself.
In a statement, the Red Bull-sponsored athlete shared that the concept emerged from his mother’s desire to perform a backflip with him on a real landing since her 50th birthday. In their native Germany, 55-year-old Melitta joined her son for the daring stunt in an open field. Prior to taking flight, Ackermann assisted his mother in donning her goggles and taught her the proper hand position on the handlebars. With caution and precision, they ascended the ramp, soared into the sky, and executed an impressive backwards rotation.
The exhilarating moment concluded with both of them safely landing on an airbag. Ackermann, 25, enthusiastically expressed his joy, exclaiming, “Yeah, mama, yeah!” They shared a heartfelt embrace as Melitta giggled upon removing her helmet.
Ackermann has been gaining popularity steadily, dazzling fans since a young age. At just 19 years old in 2017, he became the youngest freestyle motocross athlete to successfully complete a double backflip. His remarkable skills continued to shine in subsequent years, earning him a gold medal in Moto X Freestyle at the 2021 X Games, followed by a silver and a bronze in the 2022 competition.
This remarkable mother-son backflip not only showcased Ackermann’s extraordinary talent but also served as a touching tribute to the unwavering support and bond between him and his mother. Their joint achievement on Mother’s Day will undoubtedly be a cherished memory for years to come.
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