BMX has been the stepping stone and platform for quite a few of todays top athlete’s and sports personalities across the world. Back in the 80’s everyone had a BMX of some sort, the sport was booming across the globe especially after the ET movie was released. It’s fair to say that most kids of that era at least dabbled with the sport at some point in their childhood.. Some left the sport early and went on to achieve great things in various sports and disciplines.
Iwan Thomas MBE is an Olympic silver medalist in the 400 metre relay who represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at 2 Olympic games in both the 400m and relay events. A Commonwealth, European and World Champion who was awarded an MBE back in 1998. Unfortunately ankle surgeries and achilies injuries kept im out of the 2004 Olympic games.
Before moving into athletics Iwan raced BMX all over the World for his sponsor Scorpion, racking up a serious amount of silverwear in his early years. He was excited to talk about his BMX past and will be at the NIA World Championships in Birmingham in May cheering on team GB. Tickets for the event are selling fast and can be purchased by clicking : www.bmxworldchamps.co.uk
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