The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is delighted to announce that the International Olympic Committee(IOC) has agreed to add BMX Freestyle Park to the Programme of the Tokyo 2020 OlympicGames. The decision was made at today’s meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland.
BMX Freestyle Park is a spectacular, crowd-pleasing discipline, which takes place on ramps with bigtransitions and large obstacles. Competitors are judged on tricks performed throughout the course, with points awarded based on difficulty, originality, style and execution. Each rider in both the men’s and women’s events gets two one-minute runs (which both count) to impress the judges, who will reward therider with a score between 0-100 points, with the ultimate goal being the award of an Olympic gold medal.
Famous riders include Logan Martin (Australia), Daniel Dhers (Venezuela), Alex Coleborn (Great Britain) for men, Nikita Ducarroz (Switzerland), Macarena Perez (Chile) and UCI World Cup title holder, 15-year-old Hannah Roberts (USA) for women. In addition, in line with the UCI’s strategy to promote women’s cycling and the IOC’s Agenda 2020, it was agreed that for Mountain Bike and BMX Racing, several quotas previously allocated to men athletes would be transferred to women, achieving full gender equity in both disciplines.