FISE Chengdu

Lara Lessman takes home the win

04 Nov 2018 05:58
This final really had it all! The women absolutely killed it! It's been fantastic to see the progression of women's BMX over the last few years and the level was super high today. The pressure was definitely on for this one as it was the first event to count towards qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.
Hannah Roberts was perhaps favourite to win, but she struggled in her first run due to an ankle issue that has been troubling her. She proved just how tough she is when she battled through the pain in her second run and smashed it! She scored 81.20 which was good enough for second place. 
German rider Lara Lessman who recently won Gold for Germany at the Youth Olympic games Buenos Aires, nailed it on her first run. She really impressed the judges and crowd with some killer combination tricks and scored a big 83.30 points which was enough to take the win.
In 3rd place was Nikita Duccarroz who rides for team Switzerland. She produced a really slick run, flowing round the course and stacking up the tricks. She managed to land a great 540 which is becoming a signature trick for her
The replay