BMX (bicycle motocross)

BMX (Bicycle Moto eXtreme) is an Olympic sport in which athletes perform extreme stunts on special bicycles, they are distinguished by their small size (wheel diameter – 20 inches), frame design (the center of gravity is more shifted to the rear wheel) and low seat of the saddle. The design makes the bike more stable: it is designed for passing trails with height differences and performing tricks. The history of the origin and development of BMX Presumably, the history of BMX originates in the 60s of the twentieth century in the USA, when teenagers, imitating idols from motocross, raced on bicycles along improvised tracks, dressing in motorcycle gear.

So BMX turned from child’s play into an extreme sport

In April 1981, the International BMX Federation (The International Bicycle Motocross Federation — IBMXF) was founded. A year later, the first championship was held under its auspices, where the American athlete Greg Hill became the winner. In January 1993, the BMX was incorporated into the International Cycling Union (UCI). BMX was first introduced at the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing (China). Men’s and women’s competitions were held simultaneously. The first Olympic champions were Maris Strombergs (Latvia) and Anna-Caroline Chausson (France).