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Jaw-dropping run secures Aussie BMX gold

Australia's Sunday gold rush continued after the pool session, with Logan Martin winning the men's BMX freestyle after a stunning first run.He..

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Australia's Sunday gold rush continued after the pool session, with Logan Martin winning the men's BMX freestyle after a stunning first run.

He qualified as the top seed for the final, and sent a big message to the rest of the field with a first-up run of 93.30 (out of 100).

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After none of his competitors could better his score on their second attempt (only your best run counts), he was allowed a victory lap with gold already secured.


Logan Martin on his final run after winning gold at Tokyo

The 27-year-old can add a gold medal to his world championship crown from earlier this year, capping a brilliant 2021 for the Queenslander.

Martin's medal is set to be part of something historic - the first time ever that Australia has won four Olympic golds on a single day at any Olympics, with Matt Wearn only needing to complete his last race this afternoon without being disqualified to secure gold in the men's laser sailing event.

Emma McKeon collected two more gold medals this morning, winning the 50m freestyle and then swimming the butterfly leg of the women's 4x100m medley relay.

Martin's gold was one of two new BMX events added for Tokyo, with men's and women's freestyle joining the program. BMX racing has been part of the Games since Beijing 2008.


Logan Martin celebrates winning gold at Tokyo

Australia's Natalya Diehm was fifth in the women's program, with Britain's Charlotte Worthington locking up gold with a staggering score of 97.50.

Martin's win was made even more remarkable by the fact that he built his own training facility on his property in preparation for the Games.

"I've had to build this because there's not so much for me to practice on around the Gold Coast and around Brisbane," he told the ABC in 2019.

He plans to turn it into a tennis court when he retires.

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By: wwos
Title: Jaw-dropping run secures Aussie BMX gold
Sourced From: wwos.nine.com.au/olympics/tokyo-olympics-2021-logan-martin-wins-gold-in-bmx-freestyle/186c9810-f7b0-48b0-918d-d60a27238033
Published Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2021 04:15:00 +0000

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