BMX brilliance! Bethany Shriever wins GOLD within the racing finals to cap off a memorable day as Workforce GB seize their first medals within the sport after Kye Whyte earned a silver medal
- Bethany Shriever earned a surprising gold medal for Workforce GB within the BMX racing
- She pulled off an upset to cease Colombia from successful a 3rd gold in a row
- Shriever adopted compatriot Kye Whyte who landed silver within the males’s occasion
Beth Schriever and Kye Whyte have raced to BMX gold and silver on an unbelievable day on the observe for Workforce GB.
The Essex and Peckham riders made historical past – selecting up the nation’s first ever medals within the self-discipline.
Schriever, 22, obliterated her rivals, successful all three of her heats and the ultimate itself.
Bethany Shriever pulled off a surprising win within the BMX racing to assert gold for Workforce GB
She went face to face with Colombia’s Mariana Pajon and pulled off an upset to prevail
Schriever had collapsed to the bottom after her win, crying: ‘I can not really feel my legs’
Whyte, 20, got here near matching her, ending simply behind his Dutch rival.
‘I’m in shock,’ stated a breathles Schriever, who had collapsed to the bottom after her achievement crying: ‘I can not really feel my legs.’
‘To even be right here is an achievement in itself. To make the ultimate is an achievement in itself. To win a medal – truthfully I’m so over the moon. It simply means a lot.
‘I managed to carry on and take the win. It’s loopy. I simply f***** dug in. I had nothing left on the finish. That is each athlete’s dream and I’ve simply carried out it. It’s simply loopy.’
She adopted compatriot Kye Whyte, who had landed silver within the males’s occasion moments earlier
Schriever stated she was compelled to beat her uncooked emotion to give attention to her personal race after watching Whyte declare a medal
The victory caps a rollercoaster journey for Schriever, who left the GB setup to go solo in 2019 and aimed to lift £50,000 by way of crowdfunding to allow her to compete. She since returned to the fold and was mentored by ex-world champions Shanaze Reade.
Whyte lifted his team-mate into his arms on an emotional early afternoon. Earlier he had promised to ‘deliver one thing good again to Peckham’. Mobbed by his coaches after ending narrowly behind the winner, he’ll do exactly that.
Shriever stated she was compelled to drag herself collectively after changing into emotional watching Whyte safe his silver.
‘I used to be watching him simply as I used to be going up, I used to be virtually crying as a result of he acquired a silver. I needed to preserve my cool, reset and dig in and such as you noticed I had no legs, I gave it all the things I acquired.’