I hope you enjoy watching a behind the scenes of the first BMX Freestyle event at the Olympic games in Tokyo. A bronze medal was secured by myself and Charlotte Worthington came through with a breathtaking Gold medal. Featuring the man James Jones (rider), Charlotte Worthington, Jamie Bestwick (Coach), Richard King (Manager), Kye Whyte, Bethany Shriever.
1 Romain MAHIEU, FRA 1-2-1 = 4 Qualified 2 Carlos RAMIREZ YEPES, COL 4-4-2 = 10 Qualified 3 Sylvain ANDRE, FRA 2-3-6 = 11 Qualified 4 Connor Fields, USA 3-1-8 = 12 Qualified 5 N. TORRES, ARG 5-5-3 6 V. PELLUARD, COL 6-6-5 7 J. HARMSEN, NED 7-7-4
The Olympics happen every 4 years. Tokyo had a delay of a year but in a few weeks BMX racing and BMX Park will be part of it. It has been a long road for the BMX-ers who made it there. Some have celebrated their participation already by getting to build up a special ride just for the Olympic Games. In the time leading up to the games we are going to check in with the special rides. Today's Olympic machine: Romain Mahieu (FRA).
Romain Mahieu's ride..... Frame : GT Speed Series with custom paint made by AS Design Fork : Pride Racing Slik carbon fork 20mm with custom design
The Olympics qualifying period started on 1 November 2018 and will go until 11 May of 2020. That means we're 6 months in and we've got 12 to go. We decided to give you an update on who is doing well at the moment and who are on the bubble making it to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. But first things first. A little explanation of how this works is needed. Only 9 spots are available for Men and Women at the first Olympic Games in Tokyo. Clearly, that's not a lot, especially when you know hundreds of riders are trying to make it there. During the Qualification period several events count where riders can score points for their nation. The nation ranking in the end is used to see which countries have conquered a spot to ride in Tokyo. The two best ranked riders per nation form the Nation ranking. Their points get added up and that way it's clear to see where their nation is ranked. For the moment the nation ranking looks like this.
Men: 1 AUSTRALIA 6230 2 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 5390 3 GREAT BRITAIN 3458 4 BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA 3360 5 RUSSIAN FEDERATION 3300 6 COSTA RICA 2210