Young Adolescent Athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021

Anyone in any doubt about the resourcefulness, competence and tenacity of young adolescents – this is for you!

Be reminded of these great athletes and their recent successes and remember there were very many more who did not get the medals, but were sufficiently brilliant to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

Yes, they are special and talented, but isn’t it also likely that we completely underestimate this special age group (10-14) – the ones that, at Children for Health, we most try to reach.

Kokona Hiraki, 12 – skateboarding


Momiji Nishiya, 13 – skateboarding


Quan Hongchan, 14 – diving

Rayssa Leal, 13 – skateboarding


Sky Brown, 13 – skateboarding

Our storybook Shooting Stars is about girls supporting each other to participate in sports.