Skateboarding is one of five new sports introduced to the Olympic program in Japan’s capital meaning the women’s park prodigy Brown will enjoy her Olympic debut alongside her sport.
Who is Sky Brown?
Brown is one of the most exciting up-and-coming personalities to emerge from the skate scene.
She will represent Britain at Tokyo 2020 through her father, Stu, who was born there. But the skateboarding teen sensation also shares a special attachment to Japan - the skating star’s mother, Miko, is Japanese and Sky was born in Miyazaki, Japan.
Her commitment to her sport was pushed to its absolute limit when she fractured her skull after a brutal crash in 2020.
Back the rebound already, the young star is a favourite to medal in Japan. She picked up an X-Games gold medal in July, days before Olympic action got underway in Japan.
What is ‘park’?
Park skating was in born under the sunshine of Venice Beach, California in the United States. The discipline first emerged out of drained swimming pools whose smooth bowl-like structure paved way for skate innovation.
Skateboarders drop in off the near-vertical heights of the bowl’s edge to quickly generate speed before then using that momentum to head back up the lip of the bowl edge and perform aerial tricks.
Competitors are scored for the difficulty and the originality of their performance.
Day: Wednesday 4 August
Venue: Ariake Sports Park
9:00 Women’s Park Prelims Heat 1
9:42 Women’s Park Prelims Heat 2
10:24 Women’s Park Prelims Heat 3
11:06 Women’s Park Prelims Heat 4
12:30 Women’s Park Final
All times listed in JST.
How to watch women’s park at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
To find out how to watch Sky Brown live in action at Tokyo 2020 click here.
You can also follow all the action as it unfolds in our Tokyo 2020 live blog.