Sky has no limits as 11-year-old British prodigy eyes Tokyo Olympics | Pictures

Skateboarder Sky Brown trains to become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian at a skatepark in Huntington Beach, California, September 20, 2019. Brown, the 11-year-old skateboarding prodigy who is poised to become Britain’s youngest ever Olympian at…more

Sky Brown poses for a portrait at a skatepark in Huntington Beach, California, September 20. Brown, who was born in Japan to a British father and Japanese mother, took a big step towards making Team GB’s Olympic squad with a third-place finish at the…more

Sky Brown shares a laugh with Japanese skateboarder Sakura Yosozumi, 17, during a break in training at a skatepark in Huntington Beach, California, September 20. Brown’s parents Stu and Mieko initially thought the pressure of competing in Tokyo,…more

Publisher: U.S.
Date: 2019-09-26T00:00:14+0000
Author: Dave Lucas
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Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, takes bronze at worlds with eye on Olympics

Sky Brown, the 11-year-old British skateboarding prodigy who is on track to become the youngest female to compete at the Summer Olympics in 50 years, won bronze at the world championships in Brazil on Saturday.

Japan’s Misugu Okamoto, who is 13, took first at the skateboarding park world championships in Sao Paolo with a score of 61.17, beating out countrywoman Sakura Yosozumi (60.00).

Brown, who topped the leaderboard after the first of four finals runs, posted her best tally in the final round with a score of 58.13 to reach the podium. While she’s yet to qualify for an Olympic spot for Tokyo where skateboarding will feature for the first time as a medal sport, it marked her best finish of the year as she appears well on her way.

Publisher: the Guardian
Date: 2019-09-14T21:12:02.000Z
Author: Guardian sport
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Sky Brown, 11, wins bronze at Skateboarding World Championships

Publisher: Eurosport UK
Date: 2019-09-15
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