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Persons of the Month: Nikolay and Kostya
- Written by Jonny Jonny
- Published: 30 September 2019 30 September 2019
As I tried to do my best Ralph Sport Sport (of Sport Sport Motors) imitation, a big bear of a man introduced himself to me. Nikolay and his son Kostya are originally from Moscow. They moved here to the states when Kostya was three and now live in Palo Alto. Kostya is in the 5th grade at Baron Park Elementary school.
Back in 2017 They bought a unicycle from us. It took Kostya all of three weeks to learn how to ride it and a couple years practice to become an expert. Eager to show off his skill, he disappeared around the corner for a moment and came back with a 5 ft tall “Giraffe” model which he proceeded to demonstrate. He rides it to the library and around town impressing his friends who think it is awesome.
This kid even has his own you tube channel called one wheel first where he demonstrates his skill. He also juggles and is a member of the Stanford juggling club. The next challenge this youngster has put for himself is to learn coding, a very useful skill here in the valley. Personally I’m betting he winds up running Google by the time he is 25.