Athletes train their entire lives to get to the Olympics, putting in countless hours of blood, sweat and tears to break through the ranks and compete on the ultimate global stage. And when they do finally make it, there’s usually a chance it will be their one and only time participating in the world’s most prestigious competition.
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Meanwhile, you’ve got 12-year-old Sky Brown who is set to become Great Britain’s youngest ever Olympian at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics (well OK she’ll be 13 by the time the Games start, but still)…
After today’s announcement, at the age of 13 years and 11 days, Sky Brown is set to become our youngest ever summer Olympian. 🙌👌
— Team GB (@TeamGB) July 1, 2021
Never mind that Sky is only half-British and has never actually lived in Britain; she’s representing Blighty and that’s all that matters.
If these clips are anything to go by, she’s gonna smash it too…
First female skateboarder to land a Frontside 540 at an X Games ✅
…Sky Brown is killing it. 🛹
— theScore (@theScore) August 3, 2019
Today’s lesson in perseverance:
Sky Brown’s brutal McTwist battle. You can’t teach this kind of determination; it comes from someplace deep within. pic.twitter.com/tFFiCXY3Jz
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) May 15, 2020
Yup, that’s right – she’s even been bigged up by Tony Hawk. When the rest of us were Sky’s age we were sat on our butts playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, meanwhile Sky Brown is out here actually pulling off those same moves IRL on the same halfpipes as the legend himself.
And doing the whole girl power role model thing too while she’s at it…
ICYMI: ‘Girls can do anything that boys can do – or maybe even better’: Meet skateboarding prodigy Sky Brown, who has her sights set on the Tokyo Olympics https://t.co/1ZyQ2hZkIw #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/b5BYcgBLen
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 1, 2019
Awesome stuff. Can’t wait to see Sky tear shit up at the Olympic Games this Summer. Go Sky Go!
To watch a dude stick & land an insane skateboard trick that leaves the cops rubbing their eyes in disbelief, click HERE. Seriously WTF?