Tokyo Olympics: BMX racer Niek Kimmann in race against time to be fit for Thursday after crash

Tokyo Olympics: BMX racer Niek Kimmann in race against time to be fit for Thursday after crash


BMX racer Niek Kimmann in race against time to be fit for Tokyo Olympics quarter-final heats on Thursday after Dutchman injures knee following collision with OFFICIAL in apply session

Olympic BMX racer Niek Kimmann is in a race against time to be fit for the beginning of the boys’s occasion on the Tokyo Games after colliding with an official throughout a apply session on Monday.

The former world champion was getting to know and adapting to the circuit forward of the beginning of the competitors in the quarter-final heats at this summer time’s Olympics on Thursday.

But his preparation forward of the heats in Japan later this week took an enormous hit when – travelling at full pelt – the 25-year-old crashed right into a marshall crossing the observe on the identical time as he was zooming previous in the center of the session.  

Olympic BMX racer Niek Kimmann is in a race against time to be fit after colliding with an official

Olympic BMX racer Niek Kimmann is in a race against time to be fit after colliding with an official

The former world champion was adapting to the circuit ahead of Thursday's quarter-final heats

The former world champion was adapting to the circuit forward of Thursday’s quarter-final heats

The official appeared unaware that the Dutchman was coming his method at such pace and Kimmann may do little to keep away from crashing into him and hurting his knee. 

Kimmann then confirmed his knee was nonetheless sore when posting concerning the incident on social media with footage of the crash.

‘So that is what occurred as we speak,’ he posted. ‘Hit an official that needed to cross the 2nd straight. Hope the official is O.Okay.

‘My knee is sore, however will do my greatest to be prepared for Thursday! Thanks everybody for the messages, admire it!’

The official appeared unaware that the Dutchman was coming his way at such speed

The official appeared unaware that the Dutchman was coming his method at such pace

Kimmann then confirmed his knee was still sore when posting about the incident on social media

Kimmann then confirmed his knee was nonetheless sore when posting concerning the incident on social media

Kimmann’s collision got here as the most recent in a troublesome few days for his biking compatriots in Tokyo.

On Monday morning, Mathieu van der Poel suffered a crash in the early a part of the mountain bike occasion and had to abandon the competitors received by Team GB’s Tom Pidcock.

Van der Poel was left fuming after claiming a ramp on the a part of the course the place he fell – often known as the Sakura Drop – had been eliminated since he had practiced going across the course.

He tweeted: ‘I did not know. The ramp was there throughout the recon. I solely heard they eliminated it throughout the check occasion.’ 

Countryman Mathieu van der Poel suffered a crash in the early part of the mountain bike event

Countryman Mathieu van der Poel suffered a crash in the early a part of the mountain bike occasion

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