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Sport Beth Shriever claims BMX gold after long and bumpy ride

10:56  30 july  2021
10:56  30 july  2021 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Bethany Shriever claims BMX gold and Kye White silver as Duncan Scott and Luke Greenbank add to Great Britain's swimming medal haul. "To make a final is another achievement in itself. To win a medal, let alone a gold medal, I'm over the moon." Shriever 's gold meant GB became the third country, after France and the Netherlands, to win in all four cycling disciplines - BMX , mountain bike, road and track. Whyte finished 0.114 seconds behind Dutchman Niek Kimmann to claim silver.

After an action-packed two days the BMX Racing medals were shared two apiece between the Netherlands, Colombia and Great Britain. Meanwhile, Bethany Shriever (GBR) continued where she left off in semi-final heat 2 by winning the first two rounds with apparent ease – to lead with 2 points -, but with four riders sharing third place on 9 points each, the situation was tight. Making predictions in BMX Racing is tough – as demonstrated by run 3 of the women’s semi-final heat 1. Sakakibara and Willoughby were battling for the lead on the third straight when both crashed hard; neither of them

A long and arduous journey on and off the track ended in jubilation as Beth Shriever won Britain’s first BMX gold medal at the Olympic Games on Friday.

a person wearing a costume: Great Britain’s Beth Shriever and Kye Whyte celebrate their gold and silver BMX medals (Danny Lawson/PA) © Danny Lawson Great Britain’s Beth Shriever and Kye Whyte celebrate their gold and silver BMX medals (Danny Lawson/PA)

A succession of injuries, the withdrawal of UK Sport funding, a cancelled “holiday of a lifetime” for her family and the trials of training in lockdown were all erased as the 22-year-old, from Leytonstone, east London, won her race in Tokyo.

After even more tension during a 45-minute rain delay before the semi-final, Shriever held off defending champion Mariana Pajon, of Colombia, in a desperate finish in the final to take the gold.

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eam GB enjoyed medal glory in the BMX finals on Friday as Beth Shriever won gold while Kye Whyte took silver in the men’s and women’s races respectively. Whyte earned Great Britain’s first BMX racing Olympic medal with silver at the Tokyo Games. The 21-year-old Londoner, having been hampered by poor starts in qualifying, made it into the first corner of the final in second place and held his position as Niek Kimmann took gold for Holland. The two crossed the line with a healthy margin after a late crash for Frenchman Romain Mahieu split the field, with Colombian Carlos Ramirez Yepes taking bronze.

Bethany Shriever of Britain won gold in the women's BMX race while Kye Whyte won silver in the men's - Copyright Ben Curtis/AP. Pajon became the first rider to win two BMX racing gold medals with her victory at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Niek Kimmann of the Netherlands won the men’s race, edging Great Britain’s Kye Whyte at the finish line. Carlos Ramirez Yepes of Colombia took bronze. Reigning men’s gold medalist Connor Fields of the United States did not make it to the finals after a violent crash in the third semifinal heat.

She collapsed on the track in a mixture of triumph and relief before being hoisted aloft by jubilant team-mate Kye Whyte, the 21-year-old who minutes earlier had claimed Britain’s first BMX racing Olympic medal with a silver in his event.

Shriever gave Britain its sixth gold medal of the Games, keeping it in sixth place in the medals table, after a silver and bronze in the pool for Duncan Scott and Luke Greenbank, and a bronze for the men’s rowing eight.

Kye Whyte with Beth Shriever after she collapsed on the track in relief after her gold medal ride (Danny Lawson/PA) © Provided by PA Media Kye Whyte with Beth Shriever after she collapsed on the track in relief after her gold medal ride (Danny Lawson/PA)

Her event was watched by her delighted family at home in Essex, who – following a nerve-shredding race – were able to reflect on the gold medallist’s long and bumpy ride to Tokyo after she first got on a BMX bike around the age of eight.

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21 gold medal events on day seven. BMX racing: GB's Bethany Shriever wins gold , Kye Whyte takes silver in men's race. Trampolining: GB's Rio 2016 silver medallist Bryony Page in action. Swimming: Duncan Scott wins third Tokyo medal with silver in 200m medley final. British rider Laura Collett, and London 52, go at 0954 BST, immediately followed by the USA’s Phillip Dutton who is riding at his SEVENTH Olympics. Impressive. The third member of the GB team, Tom McEwen, goes in tomorrow’s group.

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“We were screaming at the TV saying ‘Keep pedalling! Keep pedalling!'” said Shriever’s mother Kate, who watched the race with husband Paul, sons Noah and Luke, and the rider’s partner Brynley.

“It was quite tight but it’s just amazing that she’s done it. We’re all over the moon. She’s just such a lovely, caring and determined person. She’s had so many injuries – it’s quite a dangerous sport – so she really deserves this.

“We knew she was relaxed and happy. She seemed really in tune with riding and she loved the track. But with BMX it’s anyone’s game, and anything can happen.

“It’s been a very long night. We were all up at 2am for the semi-final, and then the rain delay happened, but we’re just so really proud of Beth and very happy for her.”

a group of people riding on the back of a bicycle: Beth Shriever holds on to take gold (Danny Lawson/PA) © Provided by PA Media Beth Shriever holds on to take gold (Danny Lawson/PA)

Mrs Shriever said her daughter had taken to BMX racing from a young age, starting in regional events, followed by nationals and then European championships.

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Bethany Shriever won gold in the women's race while Kye Whyte took silver in the men's for a stunning double in the sport. Get well soon connor. Rio 2016 BMX racing Olympic champion Connor Fields suffered a serious crash in one of this morning's semi-finals and was rushed to hospital after suffering severe injuries. The American was involved in an incident with Frenchman Sylvain Andre and Twan van Gendt of the Netherlands which left him in a heap before being attended to by the medical staff.

“We’d drive her to Manchester every other weekend after she made it into a young talent team,” she told the PA news agency.

Shriever’s path to becoming an Olympian was dotted with injuries. She broke a wrist three times, and suffered a tibia and fibula fracture, which required metal plates to be inserted into her leg – only for the procedure to have to be repeated some 18 months later after another crash.

“She’s also got hypermobility, so her joints dislocate easily. She dislocated her shoulder and needed pretty major surgery at the beginning of this year, so that wasn’t that long ago,” her mother added.

While Shriever had earlier become the flagbearer for women’s BMX in Britain – she was junior world champion in 2017 – her progress suffered a setback when UK Sport decided to fund only male BMX riders following the Rio Olympics.

“She moved home and got a part-time job. We supported her for a couple of years and took her to all the world cups and everything,” Mrs Shriever said.

a person posing for the camera: Beth Shriever suffered a setback when UK Sport decided to fund only male BMX riders following the Rio Olympics (Zac Goodwin/PA) © Provided by PA Media Beth Shriever suffered a setback when UK Sport decided to fund only male BMX riders following the Rio Olympics (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Her daughter’s plight was eventually eased when British Cycling stepped in with funding, but the onset of the coronavirus pandemic was another blow.

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“She moved to Manchester two years ago, just before Covid, but then had to move home for about seven months when lockdown started,” said Mrs Shriever, an office manager, whose husband was temporarily out of work due to the pandemic.

“British Cycling sent weights and gym equipment so she could train at home. She’s got a really good work ethic with training, and worked really hard in lockdown and didn’t really stop.

“The difficult part was not racing for 18 months. That was hard, because you don’t really know where you are compared to the other riders.

“There wasn’t a proper race until they went to Verona in Italy last month, and at least that gave her confidence.

“The only downside was we had a big family holiday planned for Tokyo, but that had to be scrapped. We’re really sad we’re not there with her, but at least the technology has helped stay in touch.”

Meanwhile, Scotland’s Duncan Scott won Team GB’s sixth swimming medal of the Games – one of the country’s best hauls in the pool since London in 1908 – as he fell tantalisingly short of gold, coming second in the men’s 200m individual medley final. It came after Cumbria’s Luke Greenbank took bronze in the 200m backstroke.

However, news from the Sea Forest Waterway was not as encouraging as Team GB ended the rowing regatta with just one bronze and one silver, contrasting with three gold and two silver from the Rio Games of 2016.

Britain’s men’s eight took the bronze medal on the last day of the regatta behind New Zealand and Germany, following silver from the men’s quadruple sculls team, and a fourth place final finish on Friday for Welsh single sculler Vicky Thornley.

Beth Shriever: My gold medal is a perfect opportunity for other BMX riders .
The champion, who was the only female on the GB team, said she hopes that many more bike tracks will be built on the back of their success.The 22-year-old athlete faced a long and bumpy road to the Olympics but it ended in jubilation after she pedalled to a superb gold in the women’s race.

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