GB’s Charlotte Worthington wins first ever BMX freestyle Olympic gold with history-making trick, America’s Hannah Roberts claims silver, Switzerland’s Nikita Ducarroz wins bronze. Charlotte Worthington completed a backflip 360 - the first time the trick has ever been performed in women’s competition - which blew away the Ariake Sports Park, and was enough to beat a near-perfect first run from three-time world champion Hannah Roberts, who finished in second. Switzerland's Nikita Ducarroz just pipped Roberts' American team-mate Perris Benegas to the bronze medal.
Enjoy this video with breathtaking moments of every BMX Gold Medal Race at the Olympic Games since 2008. BMX is a popular sport and became an Olympic sport in 2008. Since then BMX always shows the tension and exciting moments of racing.
Rim Nakamura started riding at a very young age as his father was also a BMX lifer and showed him the ropes. The last few years Rim has skyrocketed to the top (sometimes literally) and is the main candidate to represent Japan at the 2020 Olympic Games if you ask me. Rim recently was in Eindhoven, Netherlands to ride the 040BMXPARK (Area51). We met up, took some photos and fired over some questions. Let's see what makes the BMX-er from Kyoto tick.