Sky Brown, a 14-year-old Olympic bronze medalist, has become Great Britain’s first skateboarding world champion.
Brown won gold in park skateboarding at the World Championships in Sharjah on Sunday, scoring 90.83 out of three runs.
The teenager was already leading the standings after her second run, with a score of 89.63, but kept her best for last, finishing more than four points ahead of Japan’s Kokona Hiraki.
Olympic champion Sakura Yosozumi of Japan claimed bronze, with Lola Tambling of the United Kingdom finishing sixth with 81.53 points.
“Being on the podium with these guys again is so crazy,” Brown told Sky Sports. “It’s just been really fun. I was trying to enjoy it as much as I could.
“Landing all three of my runs was an amazing feeling.”
Brown, then 13, became Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medalist ever when she won park bronze in the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Brown, who was born in Miyazaki, Japan, to a Japanese mother and a British father, competed in the US Open at the age of eight in 2016, and was first selected to compete for Great Britain in 2018.
Skateboarding was one of four new Olympic sports added in 2020, with events held in both the ‘park’ and’street’ divisions of the sport.