The early hours of Wednesday proved to take quite a delicious turn for Great Britain when Sky Brown, at only 13 years of age, not just dazzled everybody with her skills on a board but also snagged a big win for Britain with a bronze medal. Brown is so wildly talented that she had everyone on their tippy-toes for the entirety of the event, and people watched, breathless, just knowing she would take home at least one of the three medals.
Most Olympic games have age restrictions to protect the mental and physical health of the competitors. Skateboarding, however, is one of the more inclusive games in this regard. And Brown is deeply delighted to have taken this chance. Just last year, she suffered a great fall on the ramp, one that left her with multiple fractures in the skull, lacerations, and a broken arm. What’s much worse is that it all became fodder for social media platforms. Her parents tried to persuade her to give up the ramp life. But Sky had bigger plans, with the Olympic games coming up, and she felt invincible.
Sky Brown is pleased she did not let the lowest point in her life prevent her from taking on her opportunities head-on. It is no secret that her insane talent, energy, and of course, that oh-so-shiny bronze have opened up new prospects for her. We hope she can make the most out of all this.