Connor talks about going from 2nd to 1st in the finals and what was going on in his mind during those last seconds of his race. Alise talked about winning silver and team USA’s preparation for the games.
Connor Fields is the first American to bring home an Olympic Gold Medal in BMX and Alise Post is the first American woman to bring home a silver medal in BMX, that’s huge!! BMX is born and bred in America and since its addition to the Olympics in 2008, no America has brought home a gold medal…Until now!
In the 2008 games when BMX debuted, American BMXer’s Mike Day got a silver medal and Donny Robinson got a bronze. Jill Kitner won a bronze in the Women’s BMX finals that year. At the 2012 games Connor made his debut in Men’s BMX and he was looking great winner all his heats but got a bad start in finals and came in 7th place. 2012 was also Alise post debut at the Olympic Games but she fell in one of her heats and didn’t qualify for the finals. Her team mate Brooke Crain made it to the finals that year but finished up in 8th place. Brooke also came back to the 2016 Olympics and came in 4th place in the finals.