Travelling the world, skating, surfing, encouraging young women to push boundaries while using her extraordinary ability and profile to raise money for good causes, Sky Brown is already an Icon at 10, young, courageous and fearless, she has set her sights on Tokyo 2020 “I would like to go to the Olympics while I’m young… I don’t really wanna be 16 or something going to the Olympics” Sky declared.
Sky Brown, surfs, skateboards and dances, and hopes to become Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympian by appearing at the Tokyo Games next year by then she will be just 12. It runs in the family, Sky and her little brother Ocean (aged seven) are both skaters and surfers.
Born in Miyazaki, Japan, to a British father and Japanese mother, Sky is hoping to be a part of Great Britain’s skateboarding team aiming for the Olympics when it is announced. Born to be wild, the Japanese schoolgirl is already the world’s youngest pro skateboarder,
Though, Sky still has to go through qualifiers, she is unfazed of the task ahead “I just want to get out there, have fun and I don’t really know who I’m competing with or any of that stuff…”
She added “I feel like it doesn’t matter how old you are, I’m tiny and I’m going to be in this huge competition! You can do anything, no matter what age you are.
Sky doesn’t seem bothered by barriers as she is ready to overcome, doing what most young girls wouldn’t do “Sometimes I just want to beat myself and I want to do what boys do. Why do boys get to have all the fun? I think girls can do whatever boys can do.”
In 2016, aged eight, Sky became the youngest person ever to compete at the Vans US Open, and although she did not take home a medal, she still placed higher than women 20 years older than her.
In February, she won gold at Simple Session, a senior women’s competition in Tallin, Estonia, on a park course designed for men twice her size.
she became Nike’s youngest signing, as she appeared in their most recent campaign, featuring icons of women’s sport, including gymnast Simone Biles, and athletes Caster Semenya and Dina Asher-Smith.