Skateboard phenomenon Sky Brown may head to Olympics 2020
She may only be 11, but Sky Brown proves that big things come in small sizes. This skateboarder, dancer and surfer has ambitions beyond her tender years.
In addition to clinching the gold at the United Kingdom (UK) National Skateboarding Championship in 2019, she is currently ranked third in the world for women in the “park” discipline.
And now Brown was named in the five-strong British skateboard team that hopes to reach the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. If she qualifies and stays injury-free, she may become the youngest British Olympian in the Summer Games.
Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and British father, Brown began skateboarding when she was just four years old. Her skateboarding skills have also racked up thousands of views on Youtube as well.
She is also an accomplished surfer and was crowned the first ever champion of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors alongside J.T. Church.
Skateboarding will appear at the Olympics for the first time in Tokyo and Japan skate officials appeared keen to select Brown.
Before skateboarding took off as a major success, it was seen here and there around local neighborhoods. Most people were creating these skateboards and calling them sidewalk surfers. In essence, the idea was to recreate the charm of surfing on land.