Sky Brown is set to be one of the big names at the Tokyo Olympics as the 13-year-old takes part in new skateboarding competitions.
Brown will compete in the Women’s Park skateboarding event and become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian.
Born to an English father and a Japanese mother, these Olympics will mean even more to Brown as she makes history.
Skateboarding is new for Tokyo 2020 with four ongoing events.
It will certainly bring a new element of drama and excitement to the Games and Brown will be looking to win a medal for the GB team despite his young age.
Sky Brown: When is she competing?
Brown will compete in the park’s women’s event to be decided on Thursday, August 5.
UK fans will have to get up early to watch her in action as the event kicks off at 1 a.m.
- Sunday July 25 – Men’s street: preliminaries and final (01: 00-05: 55)
- Monday July 26 – Rue des femmes: preliminaries and final (01: 00-05: 55)
- Wednesday August 4 – Men’s park: preliminaries and final (01: 00-05: 40)
- Thursday August 5 – Women’s park: preliminaries and final (01: 00-05: 40)
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Sky Brown: Where can I watch it?
The BBC broadcasts the Tokyo Olympics in the UK so fans can watch Peaty for free live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Eurosport owns the main rights for Europe and a stream can be watched through their channels with a paid subscription.
talkSPORT will have regular updates from Tokyo throughout the Games while talkSPORT.com will also bring you all the action and reaction from Japan.
Sky Brown: What was said?
Brown: “My parents thought it would be too much pressure, so we weren’t going to do it.
“[Team GB said] “Come be part of our team, there is no pressure, go ahead and have fun”.
“It made my parents feel a little better. But I begged and begged …
“My parents didn’t want me to skate that long. But I just felt like I couldn’t stop skateboarding.
“I just told them I had to skate. It’s one of my favorite things to do.
“You only have one life and you have to enjoy it.”
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