Logan Martin is the first Olympic Gold Medalist in BMX Freestyle. Born and raised in Logan QLD he has spent a lifetime dedicated to his craft, and although he has reached the highest levels in his sport; an Olympic Gold is now his most decorated achievement. Logan is the kind of guy who I enjoy talking too... Deliberate, motivated, focused and thoughtful. This was a brilliant chat!
Incredible displays of BMX in both contests as riders gave it their all to try and take home the coveted UCI Rainbow Jersey. This event is also the very last occasion to get points towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, so the stakes could not have been higher.
BMX Freestyle Park Men Logan Martin pulled off an unbelievable run to take home the gold medal and UCI Rainbow Jersey, scoring 94.7. His run had everything, massive tricks and flawless execution including a Nothing Front Bike Flip and 720 double barspin.
BMX Freestyle Park Women The 2021 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Champion is Hannah Roberts. The defending champion holds on to the title and takes home the Rainbow Jersey once again. Every time these ladies compete the bar is raised and the progression is evident, which is what makes the Women’s BMX Park Contests so exciting to watch. Today was no exception, as we saw all the girls pushing the limits with many new and improved tricks.
The 2021 National Park Championship took place at Rampfest in Melbourne, Australia. With the high level of riders in the country it was going to be a heavy comp to make it on the podium in the Men class. Natalya Diehm added another title to her C.V. on a borrowed bike and borrowed helmet. She had just been cleared from a broken hand on Thursday before the comp after she had already flown in. After several classes rode their National Champs, the Elite Men final is when the roof came off. In the end the results looked like this:
Elite Men: 1 MARTIN Logan AUS 200 UCI points 2 LOUPOS Brandon AUS 160 3 MATTHEWS Joshua AUS 130 4 DOVE Josh AUS 110 5 WATTS Jason AUS 90 6 GIBSON Samuel AUS 70 7 TOOHEY Jaie AUS 50