Sky Brown wants to qualify for the Paris 2024 Games in skateboarding and surfing


This is an unprecedented challenge that Sky Brown is taking on. The 14-year-old Anglo-Japanese skateboarder, bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in skateboard park, announced that she 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 a very young age.

" For Paris 2024, I would like to qualify in skateboarding but also in surfing. I know it will be very complicated. 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 gold medalist at the X Games in a skateboard park in a video clip recently unveiled on the International Olympic Committee website.

The challenge is daunting for Sky Brown. As one of the world's best in skateboarding, she will probably have no trouble qualifying for the Games. But she has hardly ever participated in surfing competitions. At the end of 2021, the young Briton was aligned for the first time on an event of the World Qualifying Series (the antechamber of the World Championship Tour, the elite of world surfing) in Brazil, on the WQS of Praia Mole. She was then eliminated in the first round.

Sky Brown also wants to qualify for the surfing event of the 2024 Paris Olympics. (X. De Nauw/L'Équipe)

Sky Brown also wants to qualify for the surfing event of the 2024 Paris Olympics. (X. De Nauw/L'Équipe)

Even if 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 sportswoman. " I like to prove people wrong “, she retorts to the perplexed. " This bronze medal at the Olympics represents so much 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 him to relive such beautiful ones.



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