Strombergs Becomes First Repeat BMX Champ

LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 (AFP) - Maris Strombergs of Latvia overcame the threat of a handful of strong, younger challengers to become the Olympics' first repeat BMX champion on Friday. Australian Sam Willoughby finished second for the silver with Carlos Oquendo of Colombia taking the bronze. Strombergs, 25, claimed the maiden Olympic men's BMX gold when the sport made its debut in … [Read more...]

BMX A Thriller, And Passes Olympic Test

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 22, 2008 (AFP) - It was fast, spectacular and had plenty of thrills and spills. And despite some big medal favourites failing to live up to expectations, an historic first BMX competition of the Games appeared to pass the Olympic test. American Donny Robinson was among those riders who crashed, got back up and finished on his way to Friday's … [Read more...]

Strombergs Beats US Duo To BMX Olympic Gold

BEIJING, Aug 22, 2008 (AFP) - Maris Strombergs of Latvia held his nerve in the face of a two-pronged American challenge to win gold in a crash-marred Olympic Games BMX final on Friday. The silver medal went to Mike Day of the United States and the bronze to his compatriot Donny Robinson. Strombergs, a 21-year-old from Valmiera who has been racing since he was five years old, staked his … [Read more...]