BMX women’s park: Hannah Roberts, Natalya Diehm and Charlotte Worthington go for gold – live!
August 1, 2021sports
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But why use motors when you can just pedal furiously?
If you were alive in the late 70s and early 80s, you may know what’s going. Yes, it’s a clip from the show CHiPS, in which a couple of highway patrolmen with fabulous hair go around proving that they’re nice guys, all to a disco beat.
Note that they do a few tricks along the way. Eventually, some people decided that doing the tricks without racing, both on motorcycles and bicycles, was interesting in and of itself, and the bicyclists decided they didn’t need dirt, and that’s where we are now.
The history of BMX is long and complicated.
First, there’s motocross, in which motorcyclists raced on dirt tracks with 180-degree turns and jumps. If you’d like to watch a race and hear someone yelling at you about how awesome it is, watch this …
A quick glimpse of what you’re about to see is right here. To see how in the world gold medal favorite Hannah Roberts ends up in this position and lands safely, you’re just going to have to watch, either now or on the highlights section of the site of the broadcaster of your choice (or country).
Good morning/evening all. The Olympics have been adding more events in which people on wheels and surfboards do things that ordinary people can’t do on wheels and surfboards. In this case, in a little less than an hour, we’re going to see women flip, spin and do other tricks that will amaze those of us who prefer our bicycles to remain on the ground.
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Beau will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s news of a grim incident from the men’s BMX:
American BMX racer Connor Fields suffered a brain bleed during a horror crash in Friday’s Olympic event but has been moved out of intensive care, his team confirmed on Saturday.
Fields went down hard in a first-corner crash during the semi-final runs and was treated by the side of the circuit before being rushed to Tokyo’s St Luke’s International Hospital.
“The doctors reported that Fields sustained a brain hemorrhage at the venue,” USA Cycling said on Saturday.
“After a night in the ICU, the doctors are pleased to report that there has been no additional bleeding, and no new injuries were found. Fields has been moved out of the critical care unit and will remain in the hospital until cleared.”