builds for Burnham-On-Sea rider's bid for Olympic glory
BMX racer Liam Phillips will be eagerly watched by family, friends
and residents in the town next Wednesday (August 8th) when he
bids for a medal at the London Olympics
is building across Burnham for 23 year-old Liam, who hopes to
improve on his previous Olympic experience four years ago when
he reached the BMX quarter finals in Beijing.
grandmother, Jan, who lives in Burnham, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "The excitement is really hotting up for us and
the days seem to be going very fast towards Wednesday 8th August."
of Liam's friends and family will be going to the first day of
the time trials. Liam's parents - Sharon and Pete - will also
be staying in London until the finish of the event."
suffered a fractured collarbone in a fall at the 2012 BMX World
Championships in Birmingham earlier this year, but had surgery
and says he is now back to full fitness and ready for action.
part of BMX, I wouldnt change it," said Liam of the
danger of crashing. "Its what keeps everyone on the
edge of their seats."
will be taking part in the men's BMX seeding run at 3.40pm on
Wednesday August 8th. He hopes to reach the quarter-finals at
3pm on Thursday August 9th, and to progress to the semi-finals
at 3.08pm on Friday August 10th and to the final at 4.40pm on
the same day.
was selected for Team GB in June, as Burnham-On-Sea.com reported