Latvia beat US riders to win gold in men’s BMX

Latvia’s Maris Strombergs has won the gold medal in men’s BMX racing.
Favorites for the race from the United States, Mike Day and Donny Robinson came second and third respectively.

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Anne-Caroline Chausson of France has won the gold medal in women’s BMX racing.
Laetitia le Corguille also from France won the silver medal and Jill Kintner from the United States won the bronze medal.

There’s an interesting article on Bloomberg about how the IOC doesn’t get what BMX is all about.
The BMX does have some spills and jumps, but I have to agree it isn’t perhaps as exciting as what the build up to it was. My suggestion to the IOC would be to get rid of greco-roman [...]

Gold medal favorite Shanaze Reade has had a fall in the opening time trials in the women’s BMX.
She seems to have misjudged one of he corners and took a fall. She still managed however to get back on her bike and finish her heat. She grazed her elbow in the fall, but it [...]

I am watching the BMX for the first time at the Beijing Olympics. The course has a number of interesting turns and jumps. It is also a mixture of dirt and asphalt surfaces. It is a far cry from what I remember BMX tracks to be when I was growing up.
It looks [...]

Shanaze Reade is hoping to win gold for Great Britain in the first women’s BMX event at an Olympic games.
Reade arrived in Beijing on Sunday and has been practicing at a replica of the Beijing Olympic course built in Manchester.
Qualifying races start tomorrow and the finals will be on Thursday.

Kyle Bennett from the United States is a medal favorite in the BMX. He said he has gotten inspiration from seeing Michael Phelps in action while watching his events on television before he left for Beijing.
“I’m thankful to be part of it all, thankful to get to the Olympics, and anything from here would [...]