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13-year-old Sky Brown becomes the youngest medalist in Team GB history

Last night, Sky Brown was not only the youngest Olympic athlete in Team GB history, but also the youngest medalist in Team GB history after winning a bronze medal on a skateboard.

After falling twice in starting two runs, the 13-year-old needed something special in her last run and secured 56.34 to get on the podium.

Brown, born in Japan, entered the heat top with 57.4 points.

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“I can’t believe it. It’s like a dream. I thought I’d do it the first or second time.

“I was a little nervous, but I’m happy to be here. To be honest, I just wanted to land my trick. I didn’t care where I went.

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“I really hope to inspire some girls. I feel like I’m too young to participate.

“But if you believe in yourself, you can do anything. Believe in yourself and you are here.”

Brown has become the youngest medalist since 1923, when Margery Hinton won the medal at the age of 13 and 43 days.

Japan got gold and silver thanks to Sakura Yosozumi and Cocona Hiraki.

Other Team GB skateboarders – 15-year-old Bombet Martin sadly didn’t make it to the finals.

She states:

“I definitely want to repeat this in Paris. It’s great to be in two Olympics by the age of 18.

“The level was insane. I hope I can do it someday in the future.”

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13-year-old Sky Brown becomes the youngest medalist in Team GB history

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