Maris Places 7th in Olympic BMX Seeding Run
The first day of BMX from Rio is in the books and Maris Strombergs placed a respectable 7th with a time of 34.953, only 0.336 seconds behind 1st seed Joris Daudet of France.
Thursday’s Quarterfinal rounds and Friday’s Semi and Medal rounds will be live streaming at 12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT.
Kyle Bennett Olympic Memorial
The new memorial for Kyle Bennett at the Beijing Olympic site. Kyle passed away last year right before the London Olympics. Kyle raced for Free Agent during his career and earned many National titles and two World Championships on Free Agent.
Vote for Maris for Latvia’s Most Popular Athlete
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Maris Strombergs Mural in Latvia
A great photo of this new mural in Maris home country of Latvia.
Maris arrives home in Latvia
Just to show how big of a deal winning a gold medal for your country, check out when Maris landed in his home country.
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MARIS IS GOLDEN IN LONDON!!!
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Maris leads! photo courtesy Jerry Landrum/bmxmania.com
Free Agent racer Maris Strombergs (Latvia) has won Olympic Gold for the second time.
The 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist just pulled off the repeat in London.
Maris worked his way through a competitive field of 32 to qualify for the Main Event held Friday afternoon. Maris was up against the fastest racers in the world including Connor Fields (USA), Sam Willoughby (AUS) and Liam Phiilps (GB) in the Gold Medal event.
Maris drew gate 3 and when the gate dropped Maris pulled a slight holeshot and reached the first turn just in front of the current World Champion, Australian Sam Willoughby. Maris never looked back as he held the lead to the finish.
Congratulations Maris on your incredible victory.
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