Tokyo Olympics: Bethany Shriever & Kye Whyte win historic medals in BMX racing


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Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Britain’s Bethany Shriever won gold in the women’s BMX racing final, moments after team-mate Kye Whyte claimed the nation’s first Olympic medal in the event with silver in the men’s.

Shriever, 22, was lifted into the air by Whyte as the pair celebrated their historic achievements in Tokyo.

After needing crowdfunding to be able to go to Japan, Shriever held off two-time champion Mariana Pajon to win.

In the men’s Whyte finished 0.114 seconds behind Dutch rider Nie Kimmann.

Whyte, 22, has fought back from serious injury to earn his place on the Olympic podium.

Dubbed the Prince of Peckham, the Londoner looked stunned as he celebrated with his family back home on a video screen at trackside.

More to follow.

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