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Tokyo Olympics: 13-Year-Old Becomes Britain’s Youngest Olympic Medallist

Tokyo Olympics: 13-Year-Old Becomes Britain’s Youngest Olympic Medallist


Sky Brown, 13, has won bronze medal, in the women’s skateboard event at the Ariake Urban Arena in Tokyo – making her Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medalist.

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

Her achievement is more remarkable for the fractured skull and broken bones she suffered during a horrific fall in training last year.

She posted a video clip of the fall on her Instagram page and wrote; “I’m excited to come back even stronger and even tougher. My heart wants to go so hard right now.”

Brown, who was born in Miyazaki, Japan, to a Japanese mother and British father, competed at the US Open in 2016 at the age of eight and was first elected to compete for Great Britain in 2018.

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