Great Britain’s Beth Shriever has won the gold medal in the women’s BMX racing at the Tokyo Olympics.
Her victory came minutes after Team GB’s Kye White won silver in the men’s competition.
Day 7 of the Games is shaping up to be a lucrative one. So far today, Team GB have won a gold medal, two silver medals, and two bronze medals.
Shriever led from the first bend, holding off a late charge from defending champion Mariana Pajon of Colombia down the final straight.
Yesterday, the 22-year-old was described as a “role model for girls” by her mother Kate, who said it was “really tough” not being in Tokyo to watch her compete.
Kate Shriever said her daughter’s career had begun “on a second hand bike, with a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads” and “snowballed” from there.
She told the PA news agency: “It’s been her dream since she was about nine years old since she started BMX and she always really enjoyed it.”