2011 saw Maris heading off to Copenhagen to defend his World title but it seems that Frenchman Joris Daudet had other ideas, Joris had already won the European Championships in 2011 and this seemed to be his year, it was a super close race and I reckon Maris could have stuck his wheel in on the last corner, check out the vid below to watch the 2011 World Elite final.
Olympic final 2012.
Moving on to 2012 and the biggest BMX race ever was about to go down at the London Olympics and it would seem that Maris was not the favourite for the win , the bookies had Connor Fields and Liam Phillips as the favs to win.
The semi finals were pretty amazing with so many crashes , Maris was stone last in his semi and struggling but once again he pulled it out of the bag…..and we all know how the final went , so check out the links below.
Click here for semi finals-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMaABzjQXQQ
CLick here for final-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PD6pFByqjs
Maris is a proper rockstar in Latvia , check out his homecoming party below.
Coming home from Olympics-
Following on from the Olympics Maris went into 2013 and 2014 and won the European Champs in both years.
Then the icing on the cake was the win at the USABMX Grands in Tulsa , with this win he cemented his place in the history of BMX.
AA Pro Grands finals 2014, go to 3hr 6minsin to see Maris rinse it out.
Can Maris continue with his domination , will he be the best BMX racer ever or do you think someone will come along and outdo his amazing achievements over the last 18 years….and the biggest question , can he make it 3 Olympic titles!?!???!!!??!.
I hope so.