Trio of titles for Kiwis at BMX world champs

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

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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. 

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