Olympic skateboarding hopeful Sky Brown fractures skull

More Sports Jun 2, 2020

Olympic skateboarding hopeful Sky Brown fractures skull

Eleven-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown, who is hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian next year, fractured her skull and broke bones in her left hand after falling from a ramp during a training session in California. Brown posted a video of the accident on Instagram and ...

High-flyer Misugu Okamoto eyes skateboarding gold

More Sports Feb 21, 2020

High-flyer Misugu Okamoto eyes skateboarding gold

Having won four qualifying tournaments to date, including the world championships in September, the maiden Olympic gold medal in women's park looks well within the grasp of 13-year-old skateboarder Misugu Okamoto. Likely to be Japan's youngest athlete at the Tokyo Games at age 14, Okamoto ...

Okamoto keeps Olympic thoughts on back burner

More Sports Sep 16, 2019

Okamoto keeps Olympic thoughts on back burner

Teenager Misugu Okamoto is refusing to entertain thoughts of Tokyo Olympic gold despite becoming skateboarding's youngest world champion over the weekend. The 13-year-old captured the skateboarding park world title in Sao Paulo on Saturday, beating out countrywoman Sakura Yosozumi with Britain's Sky Brown placing third ...

'Street sports' gain ground in Japan ahead of Olympic debut

Olympics Jun 13, 2019

'Street sports' gain ground in Japan ahead of Olympic debut

As Tokyo prepares to host the inaugural Olympic 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and skateboarding events, youth-focused "street sports" are breaking new ground in Japan, providing unexpected benefits and opportunities in some unlikely places. While the X Games and the French Festival International des Sports Extremes ...