3 August 2017 – South African BMX enthusiasts rode their hearts out last week and two riders brought home World Numbers at the BMX World Championships in Rockhill, South Carolina which took place from 23 to 30 July, 2017.
Jonnathan Chislett smashed his semi finals to finish third, and went on to achieve a World #8 in the Challenge class finals. Young Brent Johnson grabbed a World #5 in the Challenge Class Boys 11 years after coming third in the semi-finals. Kita Uys also proved her worth once again in her Challenge Class, but unfortunately suffered a crash and finished in 7th place in the semi-finals after impressing many an audience.
In the quarter-finals of the Junior Elite race, Giba Gorge’s Manqoba Madida rode hard and fast and managed to secure a 7th place in the quarter finals in the Championship Class - his best finish yet.
Olympian Kyle Dodd put in his all as usual in the Elite Championship Class and finished 7th in the 8” finals.
Tyler Klumper raced like a beast but unfortunately suffered a mishap in the quarter finals and so he didn’t advance to the semi-finals.
The UCI BMX World Championships was hosted in the USA for the first time in over 15 years.
Congratulations to all who took part, and we wish you the safest of travels back.
For more information about the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships, click here: http://rockhillscbmx.com/2017-world-championships/