BMX star Liam Phillips aims to compete at 2020 Olympics
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.
crash ended the medal hopes of Liam, 27, last Thursday evening during
the mens BMX quarter-finals.
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."
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."
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
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."