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...]

USA Wins Three Medals In Olympic Debut Of BMX

Day, Robinson Claim Silver, Bronze in Men's Event; Kintner Takes Bronze in Women's Race Beijing, China (August 22, 2008)-The United States collected three more medals in the sport of cycling on Friday when Americans Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) and Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.) were among the first athletes to grace the podium in the newest Olympic sport of … [Read more...]

Heavy Rain Slams Olympic BMX Cycling Competition

BEIJING, Aug 21, 2008 (AFP) - Heavy rain has forced the postponment of Thursday's semi-finals in the BMX bicycle competition until Friday. Action in the men's and women's events had been due to start at 11:00 am (0300 GMT) but the bad weather saw this intitially put back to 3:00 pm (0700 GMT). As the downpour continued, a decision was taken to postpone racing until Friday. … [Read more...]

Reade Recovers From Crash In BMX Olympic Debut

BEIJING, Aug 20, 2008 (AFP) - British BMX star Shanaze Reade brushed off a first run crash here Wednesday to qualify for the sport's inaugural Olympic semi-finals. After crashing on a bend early on the first run, Reade - the defending two-time world champion in bicycle motor cross -completed her second run with no problems. She will now take part in an eight-rider semi-final on … [Read more...]

Strombergs and Reade To Face BMX Gold Bandits

by Justin Davis BEIJING, Aug 19, 2008 (AFP) - Latvia's Maris Strombergs goes into the Olympic Games' first ever BMX competition looking to fight his way to an historic first gold on Wednesday. However the European champion knows that he will be one of the most targeted riders on a course that is set to produce thrills, spills and perhaps one or two upsets. "I feel a little … [Read more...]