She amazes the whole world with her tricks and jumps. Now she could make history: Sky Brown, who is only twelve years old, represents Great Britain at the Olympic Games, making her the youngest British Olympian of all time.
As world number 3, the skate sensation qualified for the first time in the Olympic discipline for the Games in Tokyo. Brown entered the record books at the age of eight. At that time she was the first woman to successfully land a Frontside 540. Madness!
Her career could have been over at a young age. In the summer of last year, the British fell badly – doctors found several fractures on the skull and hand. She also suffered injuries to her lungs and heart. Brown was incredibly lucky to survive this fall.
Recovered from this shock, the young girl is highly motivated to fight for medals at the Olympic Games for her country. She already has medal experience: Brown won bronze at the 2019 World Championships.
If it were a complete success in Tokyo, Sky Brown would be the youngest ever Olympic champion. The South Korean short tracker Kim Yoon-mi at the age of 13 years and 83 days currently (still) bears this title. (mou)