British prodigy Sky Brown produced a sensational efficiency on the Skateboarding World Championships Sunday to win her first world title in park skateboarding.
The 14-year-old, Britain’s youngest Olympic medal winner, now turns into Britain’s first skateboarding world champion, including world gold to the bronze medals she gained on the 2019 World Championships and Tokyo Olympics.
Her second run at Sharjah’s Aljada Skate Park within the United Arab Emirates featured a Kickflip Indy and ended with a frontside 540, scoring her 89.63 – a mark she bettered throughout her third run when she scored 90.83, when victory had already been confirmed.
Olympic silver medalist Kokona Hiraki was second with 86.66, whereas Olympic champion Sakura Yosozumi – who fell in her second run – got here third, scoring 85.15.
“Being on the rostrum with these guys once more is so loopy. There’s new women ripping it and it’s actually inspiring. I’m actually stoked,” Brown mentioned afterwards, per Olympics.com
“It’s simply been actually enjoyable. I used to be making an attempt to take pleasure in it as a lot as I may. Touchdown all three of my runs was a tremendous feeling. I didn’t actually know till the top as a result of all the ladies are loopy proper now.”
Beneath her father’s supervision, Brown took up the game when she was three, studying tips on YouTube and ultimately enrolling in Nice Britain’s skateboarding program.
In Could 2020, she suffered a life-threatening harm when she fell 15 toes whereas coaching, touchdown on laborious floor and sustaining a fractured cranium, damaged left wrist and hand, and lacerations to her lungs and abdomen.
The Championships additionally presents rating factors for Olympic qualification. Together with her gold, Brown additionally takes most factors in the direction of qualification for subsequent 12 months’s Olympics in Paris.
One of the best-placed American was Bryce Wettstein, who completed fifth with 84.40 factors.