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Sky Brown Becomes Team GB’s Youngest Olympic Medalist

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Great Britain's Sky Brown celebrates winning the bronze medal during the Women's Park Final at Ariake Sports Park on the twelfth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Wednesday August 4, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Sky Brown is truly incredible. At 13 years old, the British-Japanese skateboarder became Team GB’s youngest ever Summer Olympic medallist. Brown competed in the women’s skateboarding park finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and won a bronze medal for Team GB. The pro skater finished third behind Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi, and 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki.

Prior to Brown’s exceptional win, Britain’s youngest Summer Games medallist was swimmer Sarah Hardcastle who was 15 years and 113 days when she won silver and bronze at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Brown also overtakes figure skater Cecilia Colledge who turned 15 a few months before winning a silver medal at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games. “I’m so stoked, I can’t believe it, it’s unbelievable,” Sky Brown said in a statement for Team GB. “I’m so happy to be on the podium with these guys, it’s insane. The medal feels unreal, it’s like a dream. I can’t wait to show the medal to my family and friends.”

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 04: Sky Brown of Team Great Britain competes during the Women's Skateboarding Park Preliminary Heat on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.



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