Sky Brown, Jude Bellingham and Ellie Challis make up Young Spoty shortlist

Sky Brown, the 13-year-old skateboarder who became Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist of all time at this summer’s Tokyo Games, has been named on the three-strong shortlist for the BBC’s young sports personality of the year award. The other two candidates are the 18-year-old England footballer Jude Bellingham and the para-swimmer Ellie Challis, 17.

Brown claimed bronze in the women’s park skateboarding final at Tokyo at the age of 13 jare en 28 dae. The teenager had already broken Margery Hinton’s record, which had stood for 93 jare, as the youngest athlete to represent Team GB at a summer Games. Bruin, who has never had a professional coach and instead learns tricks from YouTube videos, also won gold in the women’s skateboard park event at July’s Summer X Games in California.

Bellingham, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, established himself at senior level for club and country during a calendar year in which he won the German Cup in May and was voted newcomer of the season by his fellow players. Bellingham was then included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020, making three substitute appearances as they reached the final. The first of those games, against Croatia at Wembley in June, saw him become the youngest Englishman to play at a major tournament, bejaardes 17 jare en 349 dae.

In Augustus, Challis won silver at the Tokyo Paralympics in August, finishing second in the S3 women’s 50m backstroke event just two years after making her international debut at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. Challis was the only elite British female in her class in Tokyo and the only Briton, manlik of vroulik, in the S1-S4 categories.

The diver Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix won the award in 2020. This year’s winner will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show on Sunday.

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