Trio of titles for Kiwis at BMX world champs

Last updated 17:25 24/07/2013
Jesse Smith
Photosport
WORLD CHAMP: Jesse Smith celebrates her win the 10-year-girls category.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Kiwi runner Camille Buscomb upsets Aussies to claim 10,000m title Former world champion backs Joseph Parker to win WBO title UFC champion Conor McGregor to appear in Game of Thrones on break Joseph Parker's rise to world heavyweight title contender, fight by fight Head to head: Who will win the heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz? Young Petone rower smashes indoor world record NRL star Paul Gallen losing hope of bout against Sonny Bill Williams New Zealanders guaranteed three more medals after near perfect day at world bowls championships Axed coach David Leadbetter says Lydia Ko's parents have too much involvement in career Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz pre-fight banter more akin to hug and kiss

New Zealand has claimed three three titles at the UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland today.

Maia Coleman-Savage drew first blood for the host nation at Vector Arena in the 10-year-girls category.

While Cailen Calkin from Hamilton (12-year-boys) and Jessie Smith from Gisborne (12-year-girls) also secured first-place finishes.  

Coleman-Savage went through the meet unbeaten, winning her three qualifying motos and then a semi-final, before using more speed off the last corner to come from behind and overtake champion Francesca Cingolani of France in the final. 

While it was third time lucky for Smith who finished second in 2009 and 2010.  

 "I'm stoked to win this time. Going down that start ramp gives you such an adrenalin rush," she said. 

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content