Sky Brown Sets Skateboarding History

British skateboarder, Sky Brown, has become a world champion at the age of 14 after scoring 90.83 for her three runs in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, 12 February 2023.

Japanese born star, Sky Brown, is a British-Japanese professional skateboarder and surfer who competes for Great Britain.

At a young age of 10, Brown become the youngest professional skate boarder in the world when she finished in the top 10 of the 2018 Vans Park Series. Brown represented Great Britain in the 2020 Summer Olympics making her the country’s youngest ever medalist when she won bronze in the park event. Brown continues to be the youngest superstar of many titles. At the age of 8, she became the youngest person to ever compete at the Vans US Open.

Off the sporting field, Brown is also making strides as she is the youngest Nike-sponsored athlete in the world. She was granted the opportunity to feature in a campaign with Tennis star, Serena Williams and gold medal Olympic athlete, Simone Biles.

Brown’s success is leaving the world speechless. She has learnt everything she knows from watching YouTube videos. Although this method has worked for her, she still sometimes practices with Olympic athlete, Shaun White.

In 2019, Brown obtained third place at the World Skateboarding Championship. Later that year she competed at the X Games, although she finished fifth, she became the first female to land the frontside 540. Brown returned to the X Games in 2021 to better her fifth-place finish and she won the women’s skateboarding park gold medal.

Brown competed in the Dew tour and won silver in 2021 and won gold in 2022.

 

 

By gsport Intern, Jessica De Lira

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