BMX rider's bid for Olympic glory starts today
BMX rider Liam Phillips begins his bid for Olympics glory today
(Wednesday, August 8th) as he competes at the London 2012 games.
pictured, will be taking part in the men's BMX time trials at
3.40pm this afternoon.
family, friends and supporters from Burnham are hoping he can
reach the quarter-finals tomorrow (Thursday) and then to progress
to the semi-finals and finals this Friday.
Phillips, Chairman of Burnham BMX Club, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We will all be watching him and keeping our fingers crossed
that he does well. He should have no worries today if he has a
23, was raised in Burnham-On-Sea and went to Highbridge's King
Alfred School. Both of his parents were involved in BMX and Liam's
father is a former national coach who helped to set up the Burnham
won his first European title in 1999, and represented Great Britain
at the 2008 Summer Olympics when he reached the BMX quarter finals
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.
He was selected for Team GB in June, as Burnham-On-Sea.com reported