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Reigning world champion Twan van Gendt suffered a bad hand injury during the last big strength session in the gym. He's had surgery and will be out for 8-12 weeks, which he hopes will be in time to qualify and prepare for the Olympics. 

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This doesn’t sound good at all. I know his crash last week was bad, but this is just :cry:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1090440/kai-sakakibara-medical-coma-bmx-crash

 

Worth noting that this could be the second male Australian BMX rider to suffer a career ending, and life threatening injury during a race in in this Olympic cycle (of course the other one occurred at the Rio 2016 Olympics)


“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair” - Nelson Mandela

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10 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

This doesn’t sound good at all. I know his crash last week was bad, but this is just :cry:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1090440/kai-sakakibara-medical-coma-bmx-crash

 

Worth noting that this could be the second male Australian BMX rider to suffer a career ending, and life threatening injury during a race in in this Olympic cycle (of course the other one occurred at the Rio 2016 Olympics)

 

Sam Willoughby crashed at the Chula Vista track in September, after the Olympics. His successor as Olympic silver medalist, Jelle van Gorkom, has already retired as well after a bad training crash early in 2018, which left him in critical condition and in coma for a good while. Luckily he's at least able to live life again, albeit with simple things like getting a cup of coffee going significantly slower.

 

Hopefully Sakakibara gets out of it relatively well too, at least good enough to lead a semi-normal life.

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We see Great Britain’s Sky Brown, and we raise you one BMX kid.

Some seriously ignorant people in the comments talking about how his parents are endangering him, being dangerous, etc. It’s kinda sad really, but it’s the US so I expect a massive amount ignorance.

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair” - Nelson Mandela

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The dance at the end is the best part :lol:

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18 minutes ago, Laraja said:

The dance at the end is the best part :lol:

Literally everyone’s reaction to the video :lol:

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