Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Sky Brown: Britain’s Youngest Summer Olympian Discusses Tokyo 2020” – below is their description.
13-year-old Sky Brown just won bronze for Team Great Britain in the first-ever women’s park skateboarding event at the Olympics. We spoke with her before Tokyo 2020 in Japan.
The Anglo-Japanese skateboarder has already drawn millions of views to internet videos of her fearless, technically advanced skating—an alluring statistic for an event that’s looking to persuade online fans to tune into revenue-earning TV network coverage.
“With skateboarding becoming an Olympic sport I think it’s super exciting,” says Brown. “It’s going to be really cool with people doing super-gnarly tricks, and really fun to watch.”
Sakura Yosozumi of Japan won the inaugural Olympic women’s park event in skateboarding, solidifying Japan’s dominance of the sport.
The silver went to Kokona Hiraki, who at 12 became Japan’s youngest Olympic medalist.
Yosozumi won with a trick-filled first run that scored 60.09, the only score to break 60 points in the event at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.
It immediately piled on pressure on the seven other finalists, and none was able to dislodge her. Japanese skaters also took both golds in the men and women’s street events in the first week of the Tokyo Games.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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