Sport heavy falls overshadow BMX race - Olympic champion affected
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The semi-final runs of the BMX races in Tokyo occurs twice to heavy falls. Even an Olympic champion is injured - and must give up.
Two heavy falls have overshadowed the BMX races in the Olympics in Tokyo. In the semi-final runs on Friday, Rio Olympic Champion Connor Fields injured from the USA and the Australian Saya Sakakibara is apparently heavier. Both had to be brought away with a stretcher.
Fields, who belongs to the stars of the scene, came shortly after the start in his third semi-final run in the Ariak Urban Sports Park. The Frenchman Sylvain André and Twan Van Gendt from the Netherlands could no longer dodge and crashed into Fields. The final of the 28-year-old Fields did not arrive anymore.
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US team gives all-clear
after the heavy fall, the US team has given lightweight all-clear. "We can confirm that Connor Fields is awake and waits for further medical examinations. We will publish further updates as soon as they are available, "the team doctor is quoted on the official Olympic website.
The Olympic Sailor secured the Dutch Niek Kimmann, who was heavily collided with a route post a few days ago during training.
Sakakibara crashed in the duel at the top with the American Alise Willoughby. First, the 21-year-old signs of a "light brain shake" have been rejected, but after 30 minutes she had "completely recovered," the Australian team tweeted. Willoughby could continue, but missed the entry into the final. There triumphed the Britin Bethany Shriever.
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BMX rider Connor Fields unsure about Paris after brain-injury crash in Tokyo: 'Do people realize I nearly died?' .
After a horrific crash at the Tokyo Olympics that left him hospitalized with a brain injury, U.S. BMX rider Connor Fields is home in Henderson, Nevada. In his first extended public comments since the July 9 accident that saw him carried from the Olympic BMX track on a stretcher, Fields thanked his supporters and detailed his experience of the crash in social media posts on Friday and early Saturday. Fields, a 2016 gold medalist in Rio, crashed and slammed into the ground during qualifying in Tokyo. Two other riders crashed into him after his fall. He remained motionless on the track until medical staff could tend to him.