Great Britain

Who is Sky Brown? 13-year-old teen sensation with 800k Instagram followers lives in California and stars for Team GB


IF they're good enough they're old enough are the famous words of the great Sir Matt Busby.

And that applies to Sky Brown who is set to represent Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at just THIRTEEN years of age.

Brown will be Great Britain's youngest ever Olympian after turning thirteen on July 12, beating Margery Hinton who was 13 years and 43 days old when she competed at the 1928 Olympics.

Incredibly she's not even the youngest Olympian this summer, with twelve-year-old Syrian table tennis player Hend Zaza set to take that title.

What sport will Sky Brown compete in?

Brown's professional career began when she was just TEN years old, and she also won the American TV show 'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' in 2018.

She is set to compete in the skateboarding event in Tokyo, the first time the sport has been contested at an Olympic games.

The youngster finished an impressive third in the 2019 World Skateboarding Championships in São Paulo.

Her Instagram following is also something to behold, with the newly turned teenager being followed by over 800,000 people on Instagram.

The Tokyo games will be especially significant for Brown, whose father is British and mother is Japanese.

Brown and her family live in Miyazaki, Japan, and split their time between there and the United States.

The Tokyo 2020 Games get underway on July 23, with Brown going for gold in the skateboarding events that run from July 25 to August 5.

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