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Things We Saw Today: This 8-Year-Old Girl Skateboarding in the Vans US Open Pro Series

Sky Brown turned 8 years old this past summer, but that’s not the only exciting thing that happened to her: she also was the youngest girl to compete in the Vans US Open Pro Series. This very young pro skateboarder did fall off her board a couple of times at the Vans competition, but she still managed to wow her fellow competitors and the press! She was probably a little nervous during the competition, anyway, since it’s obvious from her many practice videos that she can do some very complicated tricks. (via Quartz)

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Maddy Myers
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