An exclusive discovery+ Original Series documentary featuring skateboarding star Sky Brown is available to stream from today (July 21st) on discovery+ with the Olympics only a few days away.
In the documentary, the exuberant prodigy speaks candidly about her life, heritage, the training accident, andher ambition to win an Olympic gold medal for Team GB in the women’s Park discipline, which takes place on Wednesday 4 August at Ariake Urban Sports Park. Sky is currently ranked third in the world overall and will be Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympian.
Reaching the Sky features famous names from the world of skateboarding and surfing, including world number one street skateboarder Nyjah Huston and legendary surfing pro Rob Machado who share their thoughts on the achievements and potential of the inspiring young phenomenon, who Huston declares is the future of skateboarding.
On making the exclusive discovery + documentary, Sky Brown said: “I’m so excited that people in so many countries are going to watch Reaching the Sky on discovery+. It was so much fun to film and I got to do some really cool stuff. Training with Nyjah Huston was crazy as he’s so amazing, and surfing with Rob Machado was unreal, he’s so stylish and so good.
“I was really young for the last Olympics and I didn’t really watch it, so I’m so excited for Tokyo. I want to be in the Olympics to inspire girls to get out there. I hope when they see me, a tiny girl just like them, going high, they’ll think they can do it too. I hope to get gold, that’s the dream, but if not, I still got in the Olympics and that’s really cool.”
The medal hopeful will be competing in skateboarding, one of the five sports making its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 alongside surfing, sport climbing, karate and baseball (men)/softball (women).
Sky, also an accomplished surfer, reveals exclusively in the documentary that she plans to compete in two disciplines at Paris 2024.