Three British Skateboarders prosper at the Olympic Qualifier Series

Sky Brown, Lola Tambling and Andy Macdonald successfully secured Olympic qualification places this weekend at the OQS competition in Budapest.

GB skateboarder, Sky Brown (15), took the silver medal at the Olympic Qualifier Series Skateboard Park competition today (Sunday 23rd June 2024). Sky performed some of her best competition runs to date to give her a high score of 91.93 in the final Olympic qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Sky Brown became Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympian at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, after she won the bronze medal when skateboarding made its debut.

Skateboard GB team-mate, Lola Tambling (16), finished in 24th place, but this was enough points to put her in an Olympic qualification position. The Cornish skateboarder had previously placed 6th at the World Championships and won the British National Championships.

Andy Macdonald (50) surprised and delighted the crowds by making it through to the semi’s under a heavy competition roster and finished in 15th position and placing him into a qualification spot. Andy owns the title for highest number of medals won at the X-Games Vert and holds the accolade of being the only person to skateboard in the White House.

The top 22 (per discipline, per gender) qualify for the Olympics, with a maximum of 3 places per country (per discipline, per gender). A selection process with Team GB will now take place and an official announcement will be made on the 1st July.

James Hope-Gill, CEO at Skateboard GB, said “We are hugely proud of the achievements of Sky, Lola and Andy at the Olympic Qualifier Series. These skaters have amazed us with their talent and we stoked to see they have now qualified for the Olympics”.

The entire Skateboard GB National Team competed in the competition earlier this week including Lilly Strachan, Joe Hinson, Tommy Calvert and George O’Neill.

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