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Martin claims historic BMX gold for Australia


Australia’s Logan Martin is an Olympic gold medallist after winning the inaugural men's freestyle BMX.

Martin, 27, earned a score of 93.30 to win the first ever men’s freestyle BMX gold medal at an Olympic Games.

“I have no words. It’s still sinking in,” Martin told Channel Seven.

“I came out here to win the gold medal. I came into the final with all the pressure in the world on me and I overcame that, and I managed to win the event off my first run.

“I honestly can’t believe it. I’m so stoked.

“That was my safety run and I got it at 93.30. I didn‘t even bring out my big tricks, which is crazy to think. Anyone who has seen me ride knows I have a lot more.

“I’m stoked to bring home a gold medal to Australia. Thanks to everyone who supports me. I’ve honestly been overwhelmed the last few days with all the support.”

Martin, a three-time world and X Games champion, won Australia’s third medal on Sunday after Emma McKeon’s win in the 50m freestyle and our triumph in the women’s 4x100m medley relay.

It's Australia's 13th gold medal at the Tokyo Games.


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