BMX at the Olympics
BMX cycling is a part of the cycling discipline in the Summer Olympics, with events for both men and women. Both men and women's BMX individual racing events were added to the program for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2021 in Tokyo, BMX freestyle events will be held for the first time.
Though the event has a very short history in the Olympics, Maris Strombergs of Latvia has already made a significant impact by winning the gold medal twice, in 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games. In the women's event, Anne-Caroline Chausson of France won the gold medal in the inaugural 2008 event and the silver medal went to compatriot Laetitia Le Corguille. In 2012, Mariana Pajon of Columbia won gold.
BMX freestyle events for men and women will be held for the first time at the Olympics in 2020. The athletes will compete a "park course", using ramps and other obstacles to show off their skills and creativity over a 60-second run.
- More about Olympic Cycling Events
- More information about the sport of Cycling
- About BMX Racing
- About BMX Freestyle
- See more on the Greatest Cyclist at the Olympics.
- List of Olympic Sports