13 Year Old Guitar Hero Closes Out The Olympics

This 13 year old who closed the Olympic ceremony in South Korea is way better at guitar than we will ever be.

The Winter Olympics was all about young stars like Chloe Kim and Mikaela Shiffrin.  But they were all upstaged by the 13-year-old kid who shredded on an electric guitar during the closing ceremonies. The internet went crazy as 13-year-old Yang Tae-hwan took the stage in a leather jacket, wailing on his guitar as drones flew over the stadium.

NBC Olympics on Twitter

WE CAME TO ROCK AND/OR ROLL. #ClosingCeremony https://t.co/U38RtRVOnt

Other highlights included performances by KPOP stars CL and EXO, and a final shirtless appearance by Pita Taufatofua, aka The Shirtless Tongan.

 

 

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Apparently, this kid has been crushing it for years, because there are tons of clips of him circulating on the internet, including ons a Korean game show back in 2015. The video has nearly two million views and shows that Yang Tae-Hwan was already destroying guitar solos at the age of 10. Turns out he also has his own Youtube.com channel and posts his performances. This kid puts professional musicians twice his age to shame.

기타리스트 양태환(Yang Tae Hwan) Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

강원도 화천의 기타리스트 양태환 군(13세) He lives in Hwacheon county of Korea. he is only 12 years old. I'ts a surprising news...I almost forgot 🙂 his name is Yang Tae-hwan.(The guitarist's younger sister.)