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Bethany Shriever
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Full name Bethany Shriever
Born 19 April 1999 (1999-04-19) (age 22)
Leytonstone, England
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Bethany Shriever (born 19 April 1999) is a British BMX racer. She is the current Olympic Champion.

Life

Shriever was born in 1999 and she began BMX when she was aged nine years old. Thereafter she started training at her local club in Braintree and went on to start competing at weekends. Shriever won the silver medal at the 2016 BMX European Cycling Championships In 2017 she became the Junior World Champion. In 2018 she finished 17th in her maiden appearance as a senior at the World Championships in Baku as well as winning the UCI BMX World Cup final in Belgium edging Judy Baauw and Laura Smulders into second and third. In March 2020 Shriever dominated the National BMX Series in Manchester without dropping a lap.

Shriever was chosen to be part of Great Britain’s 26 strong cycling squad at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she won the Women's BMX racing gold medal.

Personal life

Shriever worked part-time as a teaching assistant in a nursery at the Stephen Perse Foundation to cover some of her costs of training and travelling because UK Sport stipulated in its funding review after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games that only male riders would be supported heading towards Tokyo 2020.

Major results

2021
1st Gold medal olympic.svg BMX racing, Olympic Games
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