Not sure how, but I totally missed the news that BMX freestyle was making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. I feel like a chump…
Anyways, the highlights for the men’s and women’s competitions are live, and they’re a real treat to watch. I don’t know what these athletes are doing half the time, but even a blind person would know that these tricks are cool as hell.
It really feels like they’re just launching themselves and throwing a random assortment of bar spins, bike spins, and flips, but I obviously know that their runs are planned out.
It just sometimes looks like pure chaotic creativity, and I absolutely love it.