BMX star Liam Phillips crashes
out of the Olympics
BMX cyclist Liam Phillips has dramatically crashed out of the
Rio Olympics quarter-finals this evening (Thursday).
suffered a heavy fall after initially making a great start in
the first race of the quarter finals.
was involved in a dramatic collision with several riders just
after the first bend and was left dazed at the side of the cycling
several minutes, he managed to get up and walk away, holding his
collarbone, which he has previously broken several times before.
27 year-old BMX cyclist - who is a former pupil of Berrow School
and Highbridge's King Alfred School - had hoped to progress into
hours after the incidemt, he Tweeted: "I'm OK. Thanks for
all the messages."
and Highbride's Mayor, Michael Clarke, said: "Liam has done
us proud in representing Team GB at the Olympics. It's been a
huge achievement to get there and I wish him a speedy recovery
after his fall."
commentator and former Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy said: "We
all had big hopes for Liam - it's so sad to see him go out."