Brighton Zeuner became the youngest person ever to win a gold medal at the X Games Minneapolis in 2017 the day after her 13th birthday. Now, at 16, she's looking to break more records — and make history — in the Tokyo Olympics as one of the first women to represent Team USA in Women's Skateboard Park. Here's what makes her feel powerful.
I feel most powerful when...
I feel confident with myself — with my physical appearance and if I'm skating well.
Power to me means..
For me, when I think of power I think of good and fast skateboarding — that's the most fun way to skate.
What do you do when you feel powerless?
When I feel powerless, I can dig myself into a hole and get insecure sometimes like everything else. The best way to pick myself up is to do self-care, focus on my mental health, and get back into a good mindset. I clean my room and organize — to me that's self-care — and work out and eat better. I love face masks.
What's your power anthem?
Another One Bites The Dust by Queen.
Who is your power icon?
What do you wear when you want to feel powerful?
I wear whatever I'm confident in. For skating, I like feeling feminine and that makes me feel like myself and powerful and strong. I wear these Vans skate chinos that are very flattering and I wear a crop top shirt and cute earrings.