'Amazing': 11yo skateboarding phenom's superb gesture for charity

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Sky Brown is a name to remember.

The 11-year-old has captivated the skateboarding world as she soars up the rankings and she is set to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where the event will make its debut.

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To top it off, the Nike-sponsored 11-year-old also won over many fans with her incredible gesture after making the sem-final of her latest major tournament.

On the weekend, Brown competed in the STU Open Park Skateboarding final in Rio de Janeiro and finished in third position.

Sky Brown is only 11-years-old is set to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and she is winning fans along the way. (AAP)

She finished behind first-place Misugu Okamoto and second Sakuru Yosozumi.

The same pair took gold and silver at the World Skateboarding Championship back in September, which Brown also finished with bronze.

But ahead of the semi-final showdown in Rio, Brown announced she would donate her winnings to a greater cause.

The 11-year-old took to Instagram and said she would donate her winnings to a local charity that helps kids in the Favela Mare.

“Yesterday I came second in the semi-finals of the @worldskate Olympic pro championship and will move to the finals,” she wrote.

“It’s really incredible, but for me this trip to RIO has become a bigger goal 🙏🏻✊🏼and that goal is to help the kids in the Favela Mare.

“That’s why I’m going to dedicate this contest and donate ALL my prize money from the finals to @makelifeskatelife.”

The charity helps build skateparks in underprivileged areas around the world.

At just 11-years-old, Brown is already has a host of sponsors cheering her on including Nike, Roxy, Almost Skateboards and Tech Deck.

Incredibly, if Brown does qualify for the Tokyo Olympics she wouldn’t be the youngest ever Olympian.

Dimitrios Loundras competed at the Athens Olympics and won a bronze medal in gymnastics at the age of 10.