Sky Brown Breaks history on her way to Tokyo
Tokyo- On Thursday it was announced that Team GB added 12 year old Sky Brown to the roster for the Olympics. Brown will be breaking a 93 year old record and become the youngest ever in history on the team. She qualified for the team last month even though her placement on the team was recently made official.
"I couldn't think of two better athletes to act as ambassadors for Team GB in this exciting new Olympic sport and we wish Sky and Bombette the very best of luck in their final preparations." Team GB's Chef de Mission for Tokyo Mark England added.
She will compete with Bombette Martin who is 14 years old. Brown is one of the two Team Great Britain athletes who will compete in the inaugural Olympic Skateboarding event this summer in Tokyo. She will be surpassing Margery Hinton who was 13 years and 44 days when she competed in Amsterdam in 1988 for swimming.
"We are so excited to see two GB skateboarders qualify for the Games," James Hope-Gill, CEO at Skateboard GB said in a statement. "Both girls have such amazing talent and are an inspiration to other skateboarders out there, showing people that anything is possible, no matter your age."
Sky Brown won the silver medal at the Dew Tour USA following a win of bronze at the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. She is ranked number three in the world in female park skateboarding.