Sky Brown’s ‘really cool’ bronze makes her GB’s youngest Olympic medallist

Sky Brown’s ‘really cool’ bronze makes her GB’s youngest Olympic medallist
Brown landed a move called the kick-flip indy to make history at 13 年と 28 日々.

An earthquake registering 6.0 on the Richter Scale shuddered 東京 水曜日の朝, but it was nothing compared to the tremors felt at the Ariake Urban Park where Sky Brown and her 12-year-old rival Kokona Hiraki proceeded to rip up the Olympic record books.

ちょうど熟成 13 年と 28 日々, Brown won bronze in the women’s park competition, after a dramatic podium-or-bust final run of the competition in which she landed a move called the kick-flip indy that had been eluding her all day, and proved enough to make her Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist.

信じられないほど, she was beaten by the even-younger Hiraki, who thus became the youngest Olympic medallist in 85 年, while her team-mate Sakura Yosozuma, who had qualified for the final in fourth place, nailed back-to-back 540s in the opening run of the final, for a score of 60.09 that proved enough for gold.

Sky Brown nailed her final run to grab bronze in Tokyo (アダムデイビー/ PA)

“I’m so stoked,” said Brown, who along with Hiraki is technically too young to make the lower entry requirements for the Youth Olympics.

「信じられない, it’s like a dream. I thought I was going to get it (the trick) in the first or second run. I was little shocked and I was like, ‘am I going to make it?’

“My dad said, ‘it’s just a contest, if you fall it doesn’t define you’. そう, ええ, honestly that made me feel better. It is just a contest. I just wanted to land it. I didn’t really care what place I got.”

On the hottest day yet of the baking Tokyo Games, with temperatures tipping 33 celsius amid stifling 90% 湿度パーセント, Brown exhibited maturity beyond her years, recovering from falls in each of her first two runs of the final to come good when it mattered, a score of 56.47 lifting her into a podium place.

Sky Brown was edged out by two Japanese rivals, one of whom is only 12 年 (アダムデイビー/ PA)

Ranked third with one competitor, the favourite Misugu Okamoto, トーゴ, Brown still faced the prospect of leaving the Games without a medal. But when Okamoto, the reigning world champion and leading qualifier, failed to go clean on her final run, the Briton’s ascent into the Olympic history books was confirmed.


“That accident was pretty bad,” Brown admitted. “It was a hard time for my parents and a hard time for a lot of people and coming back and getting the bronze is really cool. I’m really happy. It’s really made me stronger.”

茶色, で生まれた人 宮崎 日本, に 日本語 mother and British father, 全米オープンに出場 2016 8歳で, and first elected to compete for Great Britain in 2018.

彼女はたくさんのプロフィールを持って到着しました, 「ダンシングウィズザスターズ」の米国版を獲得した: ジュニアの 2018, そして、ゲームでスケートボードとサーフィンの2つのスポーツで競うという前例のない偉業を達成するという彼女の野心を表明しました。, 彼女がその後思いとどまった何か.

に 2019, ブラウンは世界スケートボード選手権で3位に終わった, and the following year she effectively secured her Olympic qualification by picking up a bronze medal at the Park World Championships in Sao Paulo ブラジル.

Sky Brown fought back from an horrific crash last year to reach the Olympic podium (アダムデイビー/ PA)

先月, she had warmed up for the Games by winning gold in the prestigious X Games, 彼女の主要なオリンピックの挑戦者のどちらも, 岡本と平木, 出席していた.

Hiraki was first up of the major contenders in qualifying, with her best score over three runs, 52.46, comfortably surpassed by Brown. But Okamoto, the 15-year-old defending world champion, リーディングで彼女のマークを置きました 58.51.

Ultimately it was Yosozumi who emerged to take gold, with Brown expressing her delight at bronze, and her eagerness to go home to see her younger brother Ocean, and head for the surf, presumably to hone her skills ahead of a potentially audacious bid to qualify for a second sport in パリ 3年後.

Sky Brown defied tremendous pressure to make history (アダムデイビー/ PA)

“I really hope so, I’m really going to try surfing," 彼女は付け加えた. “I’m going to go surf a lot after here. I’m excited to see my brother again, and I’m going to go and party with my friends.”

Brown’s dad Stu, who was born in Britain and whose parents live in the New Forest, admitted he may be powerless to prevent his daughter’s bid to medal in another Olympic Sport.

“It’ll be up to her by then," 彼は言った. “She’ll be 16, and it’s hard enough now. But she’s straight back to school and do the things that families do. We’ll take her off social media for a little while.”


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