The reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallist has always focused on being a positive role model for young girls in a male-dominated sport.
The 25-year-old featherweight has been boxing for more than half her life, first picking up the sport at 12 years old. When women’s boxing became an Olympic sport in 2012, it became her dream and goal to represent her country and make history as Australia’s first ever female boxing Olympic medalist.
Skye is now headed to Tokyo carrying the legacy of her late brother Jamie, who competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and with whom she shares a unique boxing style despite his tragic passing a year before she was born.
Self-drive and self-motivation has been a massive value that I have taken from boxing. If I want something I know I have to work for it and get it myself.