Athletes and fans are jokily sharing what they were doing at 13 after a teenage phenom became one of the youngest Olympic medalists ever
- 13-year-old Sky Brown became Great Britain's youngest ever Olympic medalist on Tuesday.
- Now, athletes and fans are jokily sharing memories of what they were doing at Brown's tender age.
- "When I was 13 I was in my room all day playing RuneScape," tweeted Team GB gold winner Adam Peaty.
13-year-old Sky Brown became Great Britain's youngest ever Olympic medalist on Tuesday when she won bronze in the women's park skateboarding final in Tokyo.
Now, athletes and fans are jokily sharing memories of what they were doing at Brown's tender age.
Spurred by a question posed on the BBC's live text feed of Olympic action, a number of prominent Brits shared their teenage experiences, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty.
Peaty wrote on Twitter that he spent most of his formative years playing "Runescape" - a popular online role-playing game similar to World of Warcraft.
"When I was 13 I was in my room all day playing RuneScape (with a bit of swimming)," the Team GB star wrote. "This is a crazy achievement."
-Adam Peaty MBE (@adam_peaty) August 4, 2021
Others to chime in included British actor and comedian Suzanna Kempner, BBC duo Claire Carter and Ben Shires, and Labour Member of Parliament Charlotte Nichols.
"Me at 14 still striving to be an Olympic gymnast even though I was absolutely dogs--- at it vs Sky Brown at 13 winning an Olympic bronze medal," tweeted Kempner alongside photos of her younger self and Brown.
-Sooz Kempner (@SoozUK) August 4, 2021
Nichols tweeted: "At 13 I wasn't even particularly good at Tony Hawk's Pro-Skater 4 on Gamecube; this is an absolutely unbelievable achievement. Congratulations Sky Brown!"
-Charlotte Nichols (@charlotte2153) August 4, 2021
Brown, aged 13 years and 23 days, produced a brilliant final run to finish third in Tuesday's women's park final.
In winning bronze, she replaced swimmer Sarah Hardcastle as Britain's youngest ever Olympic medalist. Hardcastle was 15 years and 113 days when she won silver and bronze at the 1984 Olympics in in Los Angeles.
"It was a super sick final," Brown told BBC Sport after the event. "All the girls were ripping it, it was insane.
"This is incredible - it feels unreal! I'm so happy to be here. I'm blessed. I was definitely bumped. I fell twice, that made the last run feel even better."
Amazingly, however, Brown wasn't the youngest person on the podium.
12-year-old Kokona Hiraki from Japan claimed silver, while compatriot Sakura Yosozumi, 19, won gold.
In the two women's skateboarding events held at Tokyo so far, no medalist has been older than 20. During the street competition earlier in the games, the podium comprised 13-year-olds Momiji Nishiya and Rayssa Leal, and 16-year-old Funa Nakayama.
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