Germany's 13-year-old skater trains for Tokyo 2020

This 13-year-old is competing in the Olympics

Location: Wustermark, Germany

Skateboarder Lilly Stoephasius is from Berlin

and will be the youngest athlete on the German squad

She qualified earlier this year

in a sport that is still dominated by men

"Especially at competitions in Germany, it's almost all men. But it's a big family, a big community. As a woman or a girl, you're not excluded, but you're also let go. You are respected. And I also know a few people who are critical of skateboarding at the Olympics. But I just think it's a good chance for skateboarding to present itself and show the world what a great sport it is."

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