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Tokyo Olympics: British skaters Sky Brown and Bombette Martin qualify for the Tokyo Games |  Olympic Games News


Sky Brown, 12, and Bombette Martin, 14, were listed among the 20 women qualified at the Park for the Tokyo Olympics; 2019 world bronze medalist Brown could become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian if officially selected by the GB squad

Last update: 06/09/21 5:27 PM

British skater Sky Brown, 12, qualified for the women’s park event at the Tokyo Olympics

Twelve-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown is set to become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian after being placed among the 20 women to qualify for the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.

Brown finished second in a qualification for the Tokyo Games in May, nearly a year after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a fall in training.

Born to a Japanese mother and a British father, the 2019 world bronze medalist has yet to be officially selected by Great Britain.

His compatriot of New York origin Bombette Martin, 14, also qualified in the skateboard park.

Brown would replace swimmer Margery Hinton, who was 13 years and 43 days old when she competed in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, in the British record books. Brown turns 13 on July 12.

Tokyo Olympics: British skaters Sky Brown and Bombette Martin qualify for the Tokyo Games |  Olympic Games News

Bombette Martin, 14, also qualified for the Tokyo Games

Figure skater Cecilia Colledge competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics at the age of 11.

The list of qualifiers also includes 46-year-old Danish professional skateboarder Rune Glifberg in the men’s park.

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