Sky Brown wins Olympic bronze medal in women’s skateboarding park final at Tokyo 2020

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Sky Brown of Team Great Britain  reacts after winning the Bronze medal during the Women's Skateboarding Park Finals on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Getty Images)
Sky Brown of Team Great Britain reacts after winning the Bronze medal during the Women's Skateboarding Park Finals on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Getty Images)

Sky Brown, Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympian at 13 years old, has won a bronze medal in the women’s skateboarding final in Tokyo.

It means Brown also becomes the youngest athlete ever to represent Britain on a summer Olympic podium.

The 2021 X Games champion fell on her first two runs in the park event final, leaving it to her third and final attempt to make a clean run and score 56.47.

Host nation Japan came into the final brimming with confidence and took gold and silver through Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki.

And for a moment it looked like they might complete an all-Japan podium, with favourite Misugu Okamoto nailing the last run of the event until a slip at the very end.

Hiraki, who is 12, becomes the youngest Olympic medallist in 85 years.

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