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Tokyo Olympics: British skateboarders Sky Brown and Bombette Martin qualify for Tokyo Games

Sky Brown, 12, and Bombette Martin, 14, have been listed among the 20 women's Park qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympic Games; 2019 world bronze medallist Brown could become Great Britain's youngest ever summer Olympian if she is formally selected by Team GB

Image: British skateboarder Sky Brown, 12, has qualified for the women's Park event at the Tokyo Olympics

Twelve-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown is set to become Great Britain's youngest ever Summer Olympian after being listed as one of 20 women's Park qualifiers for the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.

Brown finished second in a Tokyo Games qualifier in May, almost a year after suffering life-threatening injuries in a training fall.

Born to a Japanese mother and a British father, the 2019 world bronze medallist has yet to be selected formally by Britain.

New York-born compatriot Bombette Martin, 14, also qualified in Park skateboarding.

Brown would replace swimmer Margery Hinton, who was 13 years and 43 days old when she competed at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, in the British record books. Brown is 13 on July 12.

Image: Bombette Martin, 14, has also achieved qualification the Games in Tokyo

Figure skater Cecilia Colledge competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics aged 11.

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The list of qualifiers also includes 46-year-old Danish professional skateboarder Rune Glifberg in men's Park.

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