Niek Kimmann is a professional BMX racer, three-time World Champion, and a gold medalist Olympian. His accomplishments follow a lifelong journey of BMX racing. He shared his story with Box on what his BMX career was all about. Kimmann grew up in a small village called Lutten, located in the Netherlands and lived there for 15 years. His parents were influential, athletic and enjoyed the outdoors. His mother was a horseback rider, and his father was an ice skater. When he was younger, he spent two hours a week trying out different sports such as track and field, football, and others, but none of these called out to him. It wasn't until his friends introduced him to BMX that he found his passion instantly. His first experience riding at his local BMX track was what he would call "love at first sight."
The flying Dutchman began his riding journey when he was only seven years old. Growing up on a farm, he had plenty of room to ride his bike around. As he continued to race, he would frequent the Dedemsvaart track near his hometown for an hour every Tuesday and Thursday. He was mentored by the track's coach amongst other kids. "I was lucky to have a good coach at my track, the help they gave me,
In a thrilling men's BMX racing final at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Netherlands' Niek Kimmann stormed to victory in a time of 39.053.
Yoshi and I proudly present 'First and Last'. We've filmed a lot of stuff behind the scenes this year and put it together in this little documentary. The title comes from the fact that it was Niek's first year in Switzerland and Simon finished first in his first World Cup final. This year was special cause it was at the same time our last year in Switzerland, and for Yoshi even the last season of his BMX career.
My Tokyo Trip by Niek Kimmann.
Men's Racing - Semi-Finals - Heat 1 - Results
1 Romain MAHIEU, FRA 1-2-1 = 4 Qualified
2 Carlos RAMIREZ YEPES, COL 4-4-2 = 10 Qualified
3 Sylvain ANDRE, FRA 2-3-6 = 11 Qualified
4 Connor Fields, USA 3-1-8 = 12 Qualified
5 N. TORRES, ARG 5-5-3
6 V. PELLUARD, COL 6-6-5
7 J. HARMSEN, NED 7-7-4
Samsung Fast Frame technology.
Back in NL for a little while! Riding some bikes with the WCC team at my 2nd home, Papendal. Coincidence that I happened to be here on my 25th birthday. Nothing spectacular, but wouldn't want it any different!
Last time I rode the BMX track in Geneva was for European round 5 & 6 in 2011, so I was really exited to come back with the WCC team and have a session with Geneva local Renaud Blanc. Made a little video about the session, hope you enjoy!
First sunny days of the year in Aigle, so time for a new video!
Name: Niek Kimmann
Hometown: Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Plate number: 313
Hook-ups/Sponsors: Samsung, Meybo, Box, Tioga, Nederlandse Loterij, Pro-Gate, WLM, HT, BMX24SEVEN
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-Track to race on: Any track with a long first straight