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This 16-Year-Old Girl Is A World Champion Skateboarder And Business Owner

She also surfs, and is writing an autobiography.

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Poppy Starr Olsen is a really good skateboarder. Like, really good.

Instagram: @poppystarr

She's the only girl to have won the under 14's, under 15's, and pro divisions at the World Cup of Skateboarding. In 2012, when she was 13, she was voted as one of the Top 12 Most Influential Girl Skaters in the World.

Poppy grew up in Bondi but moved with her family to Newcastle a few years ago to attend a school that allows her one day a week off to train and run her business.

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Yes, she also runs her own business.

To help fund her training and travel costs to get to international competitions, Poppy started designing greeting cards, jewellery, and key chains.

Instagram: @poppystarr_art

She sells her designs at markets when she's in the country, as well as online. When she was 14 she gave a TEDx Talk about combining her love of art with her skating obsession.

There's no denying that Poppy is damn talented - she also has her lifesaving Bronze Medallion, is a member of a local theatre group, and will be writing an autobiography over the next two years.

Instagram: @poppystarr

Lol what were you doing when you were 16?

Poppy will be competing back home on Bondi Beach this month at General Pants Bowl-a-rama, which is including girls skate jams in the competition for the very first time.

Instagram: @poppystarr

There's no doubt that Poppy will absolutely kill it out there.

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