British Skateboarder Sky Brown has explained how her helmet has saved her life after a horrific fall training for the Olympics. The Tokyo Games hopeful was unfortunately taken to hospital by helicopter in California where at first she was unresponsive. The 11 year old has fractured her skull and broken her wrist and hand.
In a video posted to her Instagram, Sky updated everyone that she was ok and recovering well. “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 and I just want everyone to know that I’m OK.”
Sky added “it’s OK to fall sometimes. I’m just 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 everyone to know that whatever we do we’ve got to do it with love and happiness.”
With the Tokyo Olympic games postponed until next year due to the Coronavirus pandemic this hopefully gives the Team GB rider ample time to recover fully and rest. “This was my worst fall yet. My helmet and arm saved my life. This will not stop me. I am going for gold in Tokyo 2021. Stay strong. Stay positive.”
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I know a lot of people are worried about me, but Don’t worry, I’m Okay. 👌🏼❤️🙏🏻I’m excited to come back even stronger and even tougher. My heart wants to go so hard right now🔥I’m just waiting for my body to catch up 👊🏼Thank you everyone for sending your love, messages and supporting me. I’m sorry to make you worry. I’m gonna be just fine. 💫⚡️✨ #nevergiveup #doitcosyouloveit #iloveskateboarding #skybrown #wegothis