Sky Brown, a 13-year-old girl who has commanded so much attention at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with her unimaginative skateboarding skills, is the focus of attraction. The skateboarding sensation that had recovered from a disastrous fall is primed to be the show-stopper in Tokyo.
Sky Brown, the world’s youngest professional skateboarder, is Britain’s youngest summer Olympian at the 2020 Olympics, at the age of 13 years and 11 days, she’s present alongside 13-year-old Bombette Martin, with both girls making history with their inclusion in skateboarding’s debut on the world’s biggest stage.
Born in Miyazaki, Japan on July 7, 2008, and raised primarily in the United States. Sky Brown’s parents are Mieko, a Japanese woman, and Stuart, a British man. Brown was born in Japan, therefore he could have qualified for the host nation before deciding on Team GB.
Speaking as their official selection was confirmed, Brown said that by being “the little one in there, going big” she hoped she could showcase the merits of the sport to which she has dedicated her young life, and show other girls they have no reason to be afraid.
“I’m just excited to be in the Olympics. Skating the new bowl, skating with all my friends again, and hopefully getting gold and inspiring people,” she said with a 100-watt smile. “It’s a crazy feeling. It’s like more than a dream come true. I mean, it’s insane. I’m so stoked and I’m going to try my best for Britain.”
Brown does not have a skateboarding coach and instead learns tricks by watching videos on YouTube. Shaun White, an Olympic snowboarding medalist, is a frequent practice partner for her.
Sky Brown nearly died in May of last year when she fell 15 feet onto her head while transitioning between vert ramps at a skate park in California. The terrifying event cracked the 12-year-old head, she also broke her wrist and hand as she was left totally unconscious before she was rushed to the hospital.
Brown is sponsored by Nike, which makes her the world’s youngest Nike athlete. Along with Serena Williams and Simone Biles, she was featured in a Nike ad. Almost Skateboards and Skateistan are also on her side.
The Skater girl claimed bronze in the women’s park skateboarding final at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games with a calm final run.
Brown takes over as Team GB’s youngest summer Games medalist from Sarah Hardcastle. When Hardcastle, a swimmer, won silver and bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, she was 15 years and 113 days old.
Brown’s performance at the Olympics will undoubtedly leave you speechless – which is exactly what she wants. Anyone could think they could do anything if they witness the smallest girl executing the highest trick.
Before the game, she was remarked to have stated that skateboarding isn’t just for boys.
“If you go to the skatepark it’s mostly boys there. Now there are more and more girls there, which is cool, but it’s usually mostly boys. And I feel like sometimes girls are scared to be the only girl and they’re scared to be judged by the boys”.
You might question if the teen is afraid as she steadies her board in her palm, poised to fall into the abyss. Brown is adamant that none of it is true. “I’m just thinking about blasting. I’m just thinking about going high, getting my kicks, getting my line, and having style.”
Watching Sky Brown fly through the air, you might mistake her for a superhero; her amazing speech and performance at the Olympics left the globe in amazement. There’s no doubt that Brown is the show’s main attraction.
Common Knowledge Gaps
Who Is Sky Brown?
Sky Brown is a British-Japanese skateboarder who represents the United Kingdom. She is the world’s youngest professional skateboarder and the winner of the American television show Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. She was chosen to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics at the age of 13, and she won a bronze medal in 2021.
Who is Sky Brown Parents?
Sky Brown’s father is Stuart Brown a British by nationality and also a skateboarder by profession.
Sky Brown’s mother is Miko Brown, who is Japanese by nationality and also a huge supporter of the talented skateboarder.