Olympic medal-winning skateboarder Sky Brown has been named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2021.
She had already broken Margery Hinton’s 93-year record as the youngest athlete to represent Team GB at a summer Games.
Brown edged out England footballer Jude Bellingham and Para-swimmer Ellie Challis to the award.
“I can’t believe it, I’m so thankful,” she said.
“I just want to make Britain proud as much as I can, and I did.
“I want to inspire the world, especially little girls, and teach them that skateboarding is for everyone.
“If you believe in yourself you can do anything.”
Brown, 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 the Summer X Games in California in July.
Her 2021 successes came just over a year after she suffered a serious accident in training that left her “lucky to be alive”.
Brown fell from a ramp, fracturing her skull, breaking her left arm and wrist and suffering lacerations to her heart and lungs.