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Meet the Skateboard Olympics GB Team

Skateboarding has finally made its debut as an Olympic sport, and the United Kingdom’s skateboard Olympics team is ready to showcase its skills and passion on the global stage.

In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the talented members of the GB Olympic Skateboarding Team, highlighting their ages, styles of skateboarding, and notable achievements.

Meet the Skateboard Olympics GB Team

Sky Brown

  • Age: 13
  • Style: Park Skateboarding

Skateboarding Olympics Sky Brown

Sky Brown, the youngest member of the GB Olympic Skateboarding Team, is a rising star in the skateboarding world. Born in Japan and raised in the UK, Sky is known for her fearless style and remarkable ability to execute technical tricks. She has earned recognition for her fluidity and creativity on the skateboard. Despite her young age, Sky has already won numerous accolades, including a bronze medal at the 2019 World Skateboarding Championships and being crowned the winner of “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” in 2018.

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Bombette Martin

  • Age: 16
  • Style: Park Skateboarding

skateboarder for the Olympics Bombette Martin

Bombette Martin is a remarkable skateboarder set to captivate audiences at the Olympic Games. Hailing from Manhattan and skating for team GB, Bombette has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of skateboarding. With her unique blend of power, finesse, and creativity, she has made waves in both park and street skateboarding disciplines. Bombette’s fearless style and ability to effortlessly execute technical tricks have earned her recognition and respect from her peers. As she takes to the Olympic stage, all eyes will be on Bombette Martin, ready to witness her incredible talent and groundbreaking performances.

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Alex Decunha

  • Age: 25
  • Style: Street Skateboarding

skateboarder Alex Decunha

Alex Decunha brings his dynamic and technical skills to the Skateboard Olympics for Team in the street skateboarding discipline. Known for his smooth style and versatility, Alex has a deep bag of tricks and an ability to navigate complex street obstacles with precision. Over the years, he has accumulated a series of impressive achievements, including winning the 2018 Simple Session and placing first in the 2019 European Skateboarding Championships.

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George O’Neill

  • Age: 13
  • Style: Park Skateboarding

Olympic team GB skateboarder George O'Neill

Introducing George O’Neill, another talented young skateboarder representing Team GB at the skateboard Olympics. At just 13 years old, George brings a youthful energy and a unique style to the skateboarding scene. Specializing in the park skateboarding discipline, he combines technical prowess with a creative flair, effortlessly navigating transitions and pushing the boundaries of what is possible on a skateboard.

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Jesse Thomas

  • Age 25:
  • Style: Park Skateboarding

skateboarder Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas is another dynamic skateboarder proudly representing Team GB at the Olympic Games. At 25 years old, Jesse brings a wealth of experience and a distinctive style to the skateboarding world. Known for his fearless approach and technical mastery of the vert ramp, he excels in the park skateboarding discipline. With his ability to effortlessly execute complex tricks and navigate challenging transitions, Jesse captivates audiences with his fluidity and creativity. As a valuable member of the team, Jesse Thomas embodies the spirit of determination and passion that defines British skateboarding. Get ready to witness his incredible talent and electrifying performances on the Olympic stage.

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Andy Macdonald

  • Age: 48
  • Style: Park Skateboarding

Andy Macdonald skateboarder for team GB

Meet Andy Macdonald, the seasoned skateboarder representing Team GB at the Olympic Games. At 48 years old, Andy brings a wealth of experience and a legendary status to the skateboarding scene. Known as the “Andy Mac,” he is a veteran in the sport and specializes in vert skateboarding. With his smooth style and jaw-dropping aerial maneuvers, Andy has dominated vert ramps worldwide. As a pioneer and influential figure in skateboarding, he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible on a skateboard. With his wisdom and skill, Andy Macdonald is a formidable competitor and a true icon in the sport.

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Lilly Strachan

  • Age: 18
  • Style: Park Skateboarding

Lilly Strachan team GB skaterboarder

At 18 years old, Lilly brings youthful energy and a unique style to the skateboarding world. She combines technical precision with a creative flair, effortlessly showcasing her versatility on the board. With a 3rd place win for the women’s park discipline at the 2022 National Championship, Lilly has quickly made a name for herself in the skateboarding community. As a rising star, she embodies the future of British skateboarding and is poised to make a lasting impact on the Olympic stage.

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Tommy Calvert

  • Age: 12
  • Style: Park and street Skateboarding

Tommy Calvert Team GB skateboarder

Tommy is the youngest member of the Skateboard GB team at just twelve years old. Already an accomplished rider, he is at home on both the street and the ramps. Tommy has also been snapped up by big sponsors in the skateboarding world like Independent Trucks, Bones Wheels and 187. This junior sensation is originally from Liverpool, Tommy and his family now reside in Vista, California.

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Joe Hinson

  • Age: 27
  • Style: Street Skateboarding

Joe Hinson Skateboarder for Team GB

Joe is fast becoming one of the most prolific UK street skateboarders of his generation. His specialty is street skating and he is just as comfortable skating huge handrails as he is riding around his local skatepark. Joe is a reliable member of the UK competition scene, placing first at the Skateboard GB National Championships in 2019 and 2022.

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Lola Tambling

  • Age: 15
  • Style: Park Skateboarding

Lola Tambling skaterboarder

At fifteen years old, Lola is already a staple of the UK skateboard community and competition circuit. She can regularly be found ripping around her local parks in Cornwall and vert ramps across the globe. After an exciting and heated battle at the Skateboard GB National Championships in Hemel Hempstead this year, Lola was crowned National Champion.

The GB Olympic Skateboarding Team comprises a group of immensely talented and diverse skateboarders, each bringing their unique style and skills to the global stage. From the youthful energy and fearlessness of Sky Brown to the technical mastery of Alex Decunha, the team showcases the depth of talent within the UK skateboarding scene.

As skateboarding makes its Olympic debut, the GB Olympic Skateboarding Team is poised to represent its country with passion, dedication, and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of the sport. Their collective achievements, both domestically and internationally, serve as a testament to their abilities and the growing recognition of skateboarding as a legitimate and respected discipline.

Let’s cheer on the GB Olympic Skateboarding Team as they carve their way through the park and street courses, displaying their immense talent and making their mark in the history of skateboarding at the Olympics.

Skateboard Olympics Qualifying Events 2023

If you want to keep up with the Skateboarding Olympics qualifying events happening across the world this year, here’s a list of the dates they’re happening so you watch and support your favourite skateboarders.

  • 29th Jan – 5th Feb – Sharjah, UAE. STREET
  • 5th – 12th Feb – Sharjah, UAE. PARK
  • 21st – 28th May – San Juan, Argentina. PARK.
  • 18th – 25th June – Rome, Italy. STREET.
  • 10th – 18th Sept – Lausanne, Switzerland. STREET.
  • 1st – 8th Oct – Rome, Italy. PARK.

Ollie Nollie

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A 40 something skater with 2 not so little groms who skate better! Skating in the UK and throughout Europe to find the best carving spots.

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