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GB skateboarder Sky Brown, 13, wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Written by on 04/08/2021

Sky Brown, the youngest athlete to compete at the summer Olympics for Team GB, has won the bronze medal in the women’s park event at the Tokyo Games.

The 13-year-old skateboarder had qualified in second place for the final at the Ariake Urban Park, with a best score of 57.40.

After falling in her first two runs of the final, she nailed her last attempt with a score of 56.47 to finish behind Japanese pair Sakura Yosozumi, 19, and Kokona Hiraki, 12.

Sky Brown of Britain in action
Image: Sky Brown had qualified in second place for the women’s park final

After her heats, Brown had told the BBC: “That was insane. It is crazy. It is crazy to be here, and skating with all the girls has been really fun.

“Everyone has been ripping. It is awesome to be here. I didn’t think about the scores. But I am really stoked on that score – very stoked.”

 Sky News

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