BMX’er Niek Kimmann will be back this weekend at World Cup competition in Sakarya, Turkey. The Olympic champion broke his collar bone in February in the first game of the season in Houston, USA.
For Keiman and another Dutch BMX racer, World Cup competitions are an important stage in the qualification process towards the Games to be held in Paris next year, says national team coach Martin Jaspers.
“We haven’t had any major competitions since October and we will see in the coming weeks which stadium we have to perform in, also because we are now meeting only athletes from outside Europe for the first time in eight months. Points have already been achieved in the Olympic standings, but in the World Cup.” With this in Turkey and the match that kicks off later this month in Papendal, we can make great strides in this ranking. Moreover, our own ranking begins, qualifying us for the starting places available for Paris 2024. Overall, it’s an important moment “
In addition to Keiman, Dave van der Burgh, Merrell Smulders and Judy Bowe returned to action after injuries. The selection also consists of Mitchell Schutmann, Jimmy Brink, and Laura Smulders.
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