Sky Brown to make British Olympic history as skateboarder is confirmed for Tokyo

Skateboarder Sky Brown will become Great Britain’s youngest summer Olympian after being confirmed in the team for the Tokyo Games.

Brown will be 13 years and 11 days old when she competes in the Japanese capital, surpassing the record of Margery Hinton, who was 31 days older when she swam in Amsterdam in 1928.

She will be joined by 14-year-old team-mate Bombette Martin in the park discipline when their sport makes its Olympic debut.

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Brown, who was born in Japan, won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Sao Paolo and ranked third after a series of qualification events.

Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England said: “It is incredibly exciting to announce Sky and Bombette to Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“Not only will they both make history as Team GB’s first ever skateboarders, but Sky will also make history of her own as she becomes our youngest ever summer Olympian.”

Skateboard GB Team Announcement – Graystone Action Academy
Sky Brown will be joined by Bombette Martin in Team GB’s first skateboarding team (Peter Byrne/PA)

Martin was born in New York but spent much of her childhood in Birmingham. She qualified in 18th place after the qualification campaign.

Britain’s youngest overall Olympian remains Cecilia Colledge, who was 11 years old when she competed in figure skating at the 1932 Winter Games.