Sky Brown: how old is Team GB skateboarder at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where is she from - and when is she competing?

Sky became Team GB’s youngest ever Olympic medallist after scoring Bronze on Wednesday (4 August)

Sky Brown became Team GB’s youngest ever summer Olympian when she competed in the Women’s Park skateboarding event at Tokyo 2020.

As one of the new superstars in British sport, Sky Brown earned a bronze medal whilst competing in of the first ever Olympic skateboarding events.

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Here’s all you need to know about Sky Brown and when she’s competing at the 2020 Olympics..

Sky Brown of Great Britain (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

How old is Sky Brown?

Team GB’s Sky Brown is 13-years-old.

She is a month younger than Great Britain’s previous youngest summer olympian Margery Hinton, who swam in the 200m breaststroke at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam.

Brown won’t be the only teenager competing in the event, with 15-year-old Bombette Martin also entering for Team GB.

Sky Brown (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)

When is Sky Brown competing?

Sky Brown will compete in the ‘park’ event at Ariake Sports Park on Wednesday 4 August.

The event will begin at 1am BST with the preliminary heats. The final will take place later the same day starting at 4:30am BST.

In the park event, the five judges give a score out of 100.00 for each of the three runs performed by a skater.

To calculate the skater's score, the highest and lowest scores of a run are dropped, and the three remaining are averaged to two decimal places. A skater's best run counts as the qualifying score.

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Where is Sky Brown from?

Sky Brown was born to an English father and Japanese mother. She currently lives in California and her home of Miyazaki, which is located on Japan’s southernmost major island, Kyushu.

Brown turned professional at the age of 10 and is currently Nike’s youngest sponsored athlete. She began learning tricks from YouTube and initially competed for Japan, before committing to Great Britain.

She has said in the run-up to the Games that she is hoping to provide inspiration to young female skateboarders and encourage more young women to take up the sport.

Speaking after her Team GB selection she said: “If you go to the skatepark it’s mostly boys there. Now there’s more and more girls there, which is cool, but it’s usually mostly boys. And I feel like sometimes girls are scared to be the only girl and they’re scared to be judged by the boys.

“But I feel like watching the Olympics, seeing how many girls are doing the sport and how good [they are], they’re gonna really want to [try it], which I’m really happy about.”

Brown has had a successful career so far and enters the Games as a real medal contender, finishing third in the Park event at the 2019 World Skateboarding Championships in Brazil.

Tokyo 2020 skateboarding schedule

August 3 - Women's park prelims and final - 1am BST

August 4 - Men's park prelims and final - 1am BST