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BMX Olympic Debut Recap

Posted by mvalenti on Aug 26, 2008 11:41:48 AM

 

BMX made its Olympic debut in Beijing with lots of crashes and plenty of action. Although gold eluded the U.S. team, they still walked away with three medals.

 

 

Mike Day, who won all of his qualifying races, crossed the line behind Maris Strombergs of Latvia in the final event on Sunday August 22 to win Silver, while Donny Robinson took Bronze.

 

Kyle Bennett dislocated his shoulder in a quarterfinal heat and went on to race in the semifinals but did not qualify for the finals.

 

 

On the woman's side, Jill Kintner hung on in her final heat, with riders going down left and right, to win silver.

 

To see the full results go to: http://www.nbcolympics.com/cycling/resultsandschedules/index.html

To read up on the athletes : http://www.nbcolympics.com/cycling/index.html

Catch the crashes with NBC's cycling videos here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/cycling/video/index.html

 

 

(AP photo: Christophe Ena)

 

 

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