SKATEBOARD­ER FRACTURES SKULL

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

Eleven-year-old skateboard­er Sky Brown, pic­tured, 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 re­as­sured sup­port­ers she was do­ing fine and was go­ing to work even harder when she re­turns. “I don’t usu­ally post (videos of ) my falls or talk about them ... but this was my worst fall. I just want every­one to know that it’s OK, don’t worry, I’m OK,” she said. “I’m go­ing to push bound­aries for girls with my skat­ing and surf­ing. I’m go­ing for gold in 2021 and noth­ing will stop me.” At the 2021 Tokyo Games, Brown is hop­ing to eclipse the record set by swim­mer Margery Hin­ton, who was 13 years and 43 days old when she com­peted at the 1928 Olympics in Am­s­ter­dam.

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