Skateboarding is new to the Olympics this year and one of the most talked about athletes in the category is Sky Brown. Making her debut in Tokyo this year, she'll be the youngest ever Olympian to compete for Team GB.
It was only a year ago that Sky suffered a horrific skateboarding accident, where she fell 15ft, cracking her skull and breaking several bones. So in a way it's worked out for the better for Sky with the Olympics being postponed by a year - or she may not have been able to compete.
Brushing it off, the teenager told Sky News "accidents are part of life," and that she's going for gold for this summer and inevitably mapping out the rest of her career.
Sky Brown is the world's youngest professional skateboarder. She was born on 7th July 2008 in Miyazaki, Japan to her Japanese mother and English father. She now splits her time between California and her home town of Miyazaki.
Sky started skateboarding at age three, inspired by her dad who was also a skateboarder and surfer. Sky went professional with skateboarding at age 10 and she's Nike's youngest sponsored athlete.
She also enjoys a healthy social media following, with 895,000 followers on Instagram aand more than 1 million followers on TikTok. Her handle on both platforms is @skybrown and her accounts are managed by her mother.
Apparently she's also a proficient surfer, so who knows, we could see her competing in the Olympic surfing events one day.
Is there no end to this girl's talents? Sky released her single 'Girl' in October 2020, with the message: "Girls can do anything boys can do. Girls can change the world."
You can watch the music video in the player below.
Sky has recently turned 13-years-old and she has a younger brother, Ocean, who is nine-years-old.
At the ripe old age of 13, Sky has already got a successful career carved out.
She was estimated to be worth between $1-$5 million (£720,675-£3.6 million) in 2019, with her winnings from numerous skateboarding competitions.
It's a number that's sure to increase with her exposure at the Olympics this summer.
The skateboarding events take place at the Ariake Sports Park, which is where the cycling tournaments also take place.
Sky Brown is due to compete there on Wednesday 4th August. The event starts with preliminary heats at 9am local time, meaning 1am BST, with the final taking place later that day at 12.30pm local time, so 4.30am BST. That's according to The Independent, but the Olympic website is currently saying the skateboarding events on 4th August are to be rescheduled and hasn't yet confirmed a new date. We'll keep you posted.
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