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TOKYO 2020

BMX cycling evenementen op de Spelen van Tokyo

July 23, 2021 - August 8, 2021 - The 2020 summer Olympic Games, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, take place in Tokyo, Japan. Cycling BMX is made up of two medal disciplines – BMX Racing and the newly added BMX Freestyle event, which will be part of the Olympic programme for the first time at Tokyo 2020.

BMX racers launch themselves from a gate atop an 8m-high, 35-degree start hill, battling it out along an approximately 400m-long course. They can reach 60km/h while riding over alternating jumps and around banked corners.

Freestyle riders will participate in two 60-second runs and will be given a score based on their performance for each run, with riders ranked based on their average score. The highest-scoring rider will go last in the final. Tricks include backflips, tailwhips, barspins and the superman which makes the discipline exciting to watch.

BMX competitions (racing and freestyle) will be held at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.

PUBLISHED: 20/07/2021; STORY: Graphic News