Bombette Martin, aged 15 will become Britain’s youngest-ever Summer Olympian. Martin is in the “park” discipline, which takes place in bowls that resemble – and indeed began life as – empty swimming pools.
“Especially after the Olympics, I think it’s just going to boom, the skate community in general is just going to be on fire,” says Martin. “But especially the girls, their confidence will rise and they will be like, ‘Oh, I see those girls can do it. So I guess I can do it too.’”
Martin, who lives in New York City, has noticed more girls and young women becoming interested in skateboarding.