13-year-old Sky Brown became the youngest Olympic medalist in the UK after winning a bronze medal at the Women’s Skateboard Park event at Ariake Urban Arena in Tokyo.
Brownkick jumped into a history book with an amazing finish, scoring 56.47 in his third and final attempt after Sakura Yosozumi and 12-year-old Japanese Cocona Hiragi.
19-year-old Yokozumi won the podium at 60.09 and Hiraki won the silver medal at 59.04, overtaking Brown to become the youngest Olympic medalist in 1985.
Brown’s achievements are even more surprising given the skull and bone fractures she suffered during a horrific fall during last year’s training.
Born in Miyazaki, Japan, to a Japanese mother and an English father, Brown entered the US Open at the age of eight in 2016 and chose to run for the first time in the United Kingdom in 2018.
She won the US version of “Dancing With The Stars: Juniors” in 2018, arrived with many profiles, and achieved the unprecedented feat of competing in two sports, skateboarding and surfing, in the game. I have stated. She then discouraged it.
In 2019, Brown finished third in the World Skateboarding Championships and successfully qualified for the Olympics by winning a bronze medal at the Park World Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil the following year.
Last month she won a gold medal in a prestigious X-game and warmed up for the Olympics, but neither Okamoto nor Hiraki, the main challengers of the Olympics, were present.
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