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

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.

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