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Olympic Sport Preview - BMX


Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) grew out of motor cross scene in California in the 1960’s and by 1993 the discipline was integrated to the International Cycling
Union’s (UCI) organisational board. This is only the third time BMX has been in the Olympics with it appearing for the first time in Beijing 2008.
France's Anne-Caroline Chausson won gold and her country mate Laëtitia Le Corguillé won silver in this inegreal year, giving France a 1-2 on the podium.
In true Olympic fairy tale style Anne-Caroline came out of retirement aged thirty after a hugely succeful career to get the ultimate prize.

The competition is made up of groups of eight riders start at the top of an 8-metre high starting ramp into a circuit of 300m to 400m with lots of jumps,
turns, rises and descents. The first four athletes to cross the finish line advance to the following phase.

The BMX competition will be held at the Olympic BMX Centre, located at the Deodoro X-Park from the 17th – 19th of August with sixteen
female riders competing for Olympic glory. Look out for Caroline Buchanan who finished 5th in London but is in smoking form currently!

Here is the clip from the final and the post race interview of the London 2012 Olympics