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Skateboarder hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian posts video from hospital after nasty fall.

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Skateboarder hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian posts video from hospital after nasty fall.

Skateboarder hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian posts video from hospital after nasty fall.

SHOWS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.

(JUNE 1, 2020) (SKY BROWN-MUST COURTESY SKY BROWN) 1.

SKY BROWN MISSES LANDING DURING A JUMP.

VIDEO DOES NOT SHOW HER HITTING THE GROUND.

LOS ANGELES,

SHOWS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.

(JUNE 1, 2020) (SKY BROWN-MUST COURTESY SKY BROWN) 1.

SKY BROWN MISSES LANDING DURING A JUMP.

VIDEO DOES NOT SHOW HER HITTING THE GROUND.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.

(JUNE 1, 2020)(SKY BROWN-MUST COURTESY SKY BROWN.NO RESALE) 2.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) SKY BROWN IN HOSPITAL BE SAYING "I don't usually post my falls or talk about them because I want people to see the fun in what I do.

... but this was my worst fall.

I just want everyone to know that it's ok, don't worry, I'm OK.

I want people to know it's ok to fall sometimes and I'm going to get back up and push even harder.I know there's a lot going on in the world right now and I want everybody to know whatever we do we'll do it with love and happiness." LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE) ( REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 3.

SKY BROWN TRAINING STORY: 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 on Monday (June 1) .

Brown posted a video of the accident on Instagram but reassured supporters she was fine.

"I don't usually post 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." Skateboard GB said Brown had surgery on her hand and wrist on Monday and should make a full recovery.

The BBC reported that Brown was taken to hospital by helicopter and was unresponsive on arrival.

"Sky landed head-first off a ramp on her hand," her father Stewart was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"When she first came to hospital, everyone was fearful for her life ... Sky had the gnarliest fall she's ever had and is lucky to be alive... (she) remains positive and strong, the whole medical team is shocked to see her positivity." 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.

Brown, whose mother is Japanese and father British, is also an accomplished surfer with a brother named Ocean.

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, will feature in Tokyo as part of the International Olympic Committee's revamp of the Games program.

(Production: Peter Bullock)




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