BMX makes its second appearance in the Olympics today. Everyone here at DK is incredibly excited. Not just to see the sport we love get worldwide attention, but to see DK represented as well. DK/BOX racer Marc Willers will be riding for his home country of New Zealand on board his DK Professional V2. DK Australia Racer Anthony Dean has been training and traveling with Team Australia as an Olympic Reserve Athlete. Anthony is also onboard the new Professional V2 frame, along with a new #4 Olympic plate he is ready for the Games if needed. We were all crowded around the computer and TV today for the Live Webcast of the first Olympic trials/seeding today.
We fully support Team USA, but for BMX we are going 100% Kiwi! Wish Marc good luck on twitter @Marcwillers #TeamWillers. We are incredibly excited and proud all BMX riders who made it to the Olympics, we wish them all the best, good luck and stay safe. Marc has qualified for Thursday's Semi-Final and will in Heat #3, Gate 3.
Everyone here at DK also wishes the best for Arielle Martin of Team USA. After a crash kept here from making the 2008 team, she trained hard and made the 2012 team. A crash from a “mechanical failure” on the last day of training will keep her from competing. She suffered a lacerated liver and collapsed lung requiring surgery. We hope she has a speedy recovery, Arielle would have been a strong contender for a medal.
BMX Live event times (All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time)
10:00 am EST BMX: Men’s Quarterfinals
10:00 am EST BMX: Women’s Semifinals
10:08 am EST BMX: Men’s Semifinals
11:30 am EST BMX: Women’s Finals
11:40 am EST BMX: Men’s Finals
Marc Willers Olympic machine, scientifically proven to be the fasted bike he has ever rode.
(Photo from BOX Components/Facebook)
Inside DK's paint booth, Marc Willers prototype Professional frames being painted for the 2012 London Olympics.
Anthony Dean- Standing by on Team Australia's reserve!
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