Published:
August 19, 2016
Burnham BMX star Liam Phillips aims to compete at 2020 Olympics

Burnham-On-Sea BMX star Liam Phillips says he "would be a fool" to turn his back on the sport after his disappointment at the Rio Olympics and he is now turning his attention to the 2020 Tokyo games.

A dramatic crash ended the medal hopes of Liam, 27, last Thursday evening during the men’s BMX quarter-finals.

Asked whether he aims to go to Tokyo 2020, he said: "I would love to. If I had raced in Rio successfully, I would probably have said that was my Olympics time done."

"But that hasn't happened and I have such a strong desire to be Olympic champion that it won't be long before I am back training, I'm sure."

"It's something I am yet to achieve. When you see what can be achieved with hard work and dedication, I'd be a fool to turn my back on it."

Liam posted a note of thanks on social media to express his disappointment after the crash, saying: "I'm not even going to try and sum up how I feel right now. I'm beyond devastated and will be for some time I'm sure."

 

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