Maris Stromberg(Latvia) got the gold, Mike Day(USA) silver and Donny Robinson(USA) bronze. Jill Kintner(USA) bronze in the ladies race.
Kyle Bennett didn’t make the final, setting the stage for him to make a triumphant comeback showing in London 2012.
One of the interesting things about this event, is that the time margin between the gold and silver is HUGE compared to other events…almost half a second! No photo finishes here. I’d almost like to see the track be a little shorter (but still with the same difficulty of gap jumps) so that the riders wouldn’t be completely spent by the end. Alot of the races ended with riders sitting down…and if BMX is going to stay in the olympics, people are going to want to see closer finishes. As it was, you could tell who was going to win by the before the last turn.
I’m still pretty freakin stoked that BMX got to the Olympic level. Maybe Versus can make some kind of deal with NBC to cover just tyhe biking portions of the 2012 games. Wouldn’t that ne awesome instead of having to watch like 4 hours of coverage to see little bits og biking here and there? I didn’t see any of the track racing or mountain biking…I dunno if mountain biking was even covered on tv.
BIG UPS TEAM USA on a good showing.