praise for Burnham BMX star Liam Phillips as Rio
Mayor has praised the town's BMX cyclist Liam Phillips for 'doing
us proud' in reaching the Olympics quarter-finals, despite his
bid for a medal coming to an abrupt end after a crash on 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 just after the first bend
and was left dazed at the side of the cycling track.
several minutes, he managed to get up and walk away, suffering
from concussion. Three hours later, Liam tweeted: "I'm OK.
Thanks for all the messages."
27 year-old BMX cyclist - who is a former pupil of Berrow School
and Highbridge's King Alfred School - had hoped to progress into
and Highbride's Mayor, Michael Clarke, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Liam has done us proud in representing Team GB at the Olympics."
been a huge achievement to get there and I wish Liam a speedy
recovery after his fall."
spokesperson for King Alfred School added: "We are gutted
for Liam. We all know how hard he has worked to get to Rio 2016.
We are all so proud of him."