BMX rider Liam Phillips selected for London Olympics
BMX rider Liam Phillips has this week been selected to ride for
Great Britain at this summer's Olympic Games despite a recent
recently competed in the 2012 BMX World Championships in Birmingham
where he became the second fastest man in the world during time
trials - only to break his collarbone the following day.
has since undergone surgery and has had his collarbone pinned,
plated and screwed by a top surgeon.
selection is fantastic news not only for him and his family but
for his followers in Burnham-On-Sea," a family member told
Burnham-On-Sea.com on Wednesday evening.
has been an active member of Burnham BMX Club since the age of
four and is a former pupil of Berrow School and Highbridge's King
was "over the moon" by the news on Wednesday following
a difficult few weeks due to his untimely injury. He said that
he is "very proud" to be representing the country.
will be following Liam throughout the build-up to this summer's
Top, Liam at the recent world championships and, above, with friends
on Brent Knoll during the lighting of a Jubilee beacon last week