The current UCI BMX Freestyle Park Nation Ranking shows where your nation's at in BMX PARK riding at the moment. This nation ranking will become important after 1 November when the Olympic qualifying period begins. Between 1 November 2018 and 11 May 2020 several UCI sanctioned events will provide points towards individual rankings which will translate into a Nations ranking with the points of the two top ranked riders in either the Male or Female BMX Park category. With the top ranked Nation getting to send two riders to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo we will see a strong battle for that position starting 1 November 2018. Nations ranked 2-5 will also get to send a rider with one rider going to the host nation and 2 spots will be given away at the 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Chamionships to complete the total of 9 available spots in both Men and Women.
The last UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup of 2018 will take place in Chengdu, China from 1-4 November making this the first Olympic Qualifying event for Tokyo 2020. Also the UCI Urban World Championships the weekend after in Chengdu will count for qualifying points in the BMX Freestyle Park discipline. But scoring points during World Cups and World Championships isn't the only way. C1 category events will be held all over the world in 2019 as well as national championships and possibly continental championships. In short, points will start to matter very soon for those chasing a spot at the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
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.