With important sportive stakes, such as Olympic qualifications, the final round of the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup in Gold Coast, Australia has reunited the best riders during four days under the Australian sun. From France, Australia, Japan, Germany, USA, and 13 other countries, the 95 riders divided into 5 categories (Junior Men and Women, Amateurs and Pro Men and Women) were there for the same goal: win the competition and hit the title of winner of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup. Tasty tricks, serious steaze and new crowned champs, it defines pretty well the last day of the Gold Coast competition. With great runs and huge tricks, the riders set the park on fire.
After a heated final, it's finally Logan MARTIN (AUS) and Jiaqi SUN (CHN) who won the 3rd round of the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup.
Logan does it. An intense final wrapped up the 2022 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup year at the Gold Coast in Australia. For a moment it looked like Anthony Jeanjean was going to run with it but Logan Martin came out swinging in the last run of the event. It was a great way to end the year but it won't be long before we're back at it. Find the results of the last stop below.
BMX Park Men results: 1 MARTIN Logan AUS 2 JEANJEAN Anthony FRA 3 NAKAMURA Rimu JPN 4 CHRISTOPHER Marcus USA 5 DOWELL Justin USA 6 REILLY Kieran GBR 7 MATTHEWS Joshua AUS 8 TRYON Bryce USA 9 TOOHEY Jaie AUS 10 THIEM Jacob USA 11 FOX Brian USA
The UCI BMX Freestyle park World Cup season ends in Australia. It has been a battle between Anthony Jeanjean and Logan Martin all year long. With Jeanjean getting home advantage in Montpellier France, it is now Logan Martin's turn to use the Gold Coast surroundings in his favour for the last stop. Both did well in Montpellier and Brussels and their ranking points indicate 1820 for Jeanjean and 1800 for Martin at the moment. During qualification neither one of the top park riders made a mistake and a 1-2 finish was the results with Logan coming on top. The event continued on Saturday with the semi finals where 12 of the 24 riders were sent to the showers. Logan and Anthony are still in getting out of the semi finals in 1st (Logan) and 3rd (Jeanjean) giving the Aussie the opportunity to watch the Frenchy's runs before dropping in. With two runs of which the best run counts, expect the battle to be on. In Abu Dhabi at the recent UCI BMX Freestyle World Championships Logan Martin got a flat tire during qualification. Something like that could just happen at the Gold Coast as well but both team France and team Australia are ready to minimize bad luck and get the riders ready so they can perform at their best at the final round of the season. 2022 UCI BMX Park World Champion made it to the finals in 2nd place and is ready to mix it up with the two title favourites on Sunday. We will see what happens but make sure to keep checking in for the outcome.
In Women Park China is taking over. You read that right. China is taking over the Women class
Reading books gets a lot more exciting when the story is of interest. More and more BMX books are hitting the market so at FATBMX we decided to contact a few of the people behind them. To start it off we got in touch with Olympic BMX Park gold medalist Logan Martin who has a book coming out about his road to the gold.
Title of the book: Logan Martin - Journey to gold Author: Scott Gullan Date published: 18 October 2022 Pages: 208
How long was the thinking process before you decided to get to work on the book? Logan Martin: The publishing company ‘Penguin Random House’ reached out not long after the Olympics to see if I was keen to do an autobiography. It was sort of a no brainer for me, I believe I had a cool enough story up until this point for it to be told in a book.
How was the process working with an author on the book? Logan Martin: Scott flew up to the Gold Coast for a few days and we pretty much caught up 4 days
Name: Logan Martin Age: 28 Hometown: Gold Coast, Australia Sponsors: Rockstar Energy, Hyper BMX, Snafu BMX, Pushys online (Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi) Car dealership, LSKD, Fist Handwear, Go Pro, Cortex protection.
Winning the Olympic Games must have been a dream come true. How long did it take for the moment to really sink in? Logan Martin: It was definitely a dream come true! I put so much into achieving this goal and it’s so
Im back for another session in my backyard! A couple months ago I put skatelite down for a new weatherproof surface! I also did a transfer I've been looking at for a long time and another massive one I didn't think I would ever do! ENJOY!
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!