Not content with aiming to become Great Britain’s youngest-ever summer Olympian, 10-year-old Sky Brown wants to go even bigger by qualifying for two different sports at Tokyo 2020.
Brown is part of Skateboard GB’s new ‘Aspiration Squad’, a group of five British athletes who will receive support to try and qualify for the sport’s Olympic debut next summer.
But the young star does not intend just to compete on land in the country of her birth, with surfing, another new sport for the Games, also on her radar.
Neither Olympic discipline has a lower age limit, meaning Brown, who will be 12 years and 155 days old on the first day competition should she qualify, would become the second-youngest British Olympian at either summer or winter Olympics, behind only the figure skater Cecilia Colledge, who was 11 at the 1932 winter games in Lake Placid.
“It would mean a lot to me if I could try and qualify for both surfing and skateboarding because I just love them both – I just want to do them both,” she told Telegraph Sport.
“I’ve watched the Olympics before and it looked really cool. I can’t pick between the two, I’ve got to do both. It makes me feel happy and good surfing and skateboarding, I can do anything and I feel free.