This skateboarder turned 13 a mere three weeks ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. With her debut, Sky Brown will become the youngest athlete to represent Team GB at a Summer Olympics (swimmer Margery Hinton has held the record for 93 years). The sport itself is a young upstart — it's one of four sports making its Olympic debut at the Games this year.
Brown was born in Japan to a Japanese mum and a British father, and is ranked third in the world in her particular division of skateboarding, called park, in which "competitors are judged on the difficulty and originality of tricks performed in a bowl carved to resemble the empty pools of skateboarding's DIY past".
Brown bounced back after a gruelling fall last year from a half-pipe ramp with her strongest performance yet, taking silver at the Dew Tour.
She said of her hopes for the popularity of her sport among young people, "If they watch the Olympics, especially the girls, they're going to really want to [skateboard], which I'm really happy about."
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