At just 14 years old, the Anglo-Japanese skater Sky Brown, bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, announced that she was going to try to qualify for Paris 2024 in skateboarding, but also in surfing, a discipline that she also practices in parallel. .
This is an unprecedented challenge that Sky Brown is taking on. The 14-year-old Anglo-Japanese figure skater, bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics at the skate park, he announced that he wanted to qualify for the Paris 2024 Games in skateboarding, but also in surfing. Considered the best skater in Europe, the one who competes for Great Britain has practiced both disciplines since he was very young.
” For Paris 2024 I would like to qualify in skateboarding but also in surfing. I know it will be very difficult. People ask me which discipline I prefer, but I can’t choose. I want to show the whole world that you don’t have to choose just one sport. Life is too short ! “, explains the double X Games gold medalist at a skateboard park in a video clip recently featured on the International Olympic Committee’s website.
The challenge is overwhelming for Sky Brown. As one of the best skateboarders in the world, she probably won’t have a problem qualifying for the Games. She but she has almost never participated in surfing competitions. At the end of 2021, the young Briton lined up for the first time in a World Qualifying Series event (the prelude to the World Championship Tour, the elite of world surfing) in Brazil, at the WQS in Praia Mole. She then she was eliminated in the first round.
Although the British are not specialists in the discipline – no British athlete is on the main circuit, nor among the challengers – the mission promises to be complicated for the young athlete. ” I like to prove people wrong. “, replies to the perplexed. ” This bronze medal at the Olympic Games represents a lot in my life. It pushes me to do it again, to relive this feeling of being on the podium, to share it with my best friends. The Olympics were the best time of my life. “. We wish you to revive so beautiful.