Connor Fields

Connor Fields
Connor Fields - Rio 2016.jpg
Fields at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1992-09-14) September 14, 1992 (age 29)
Plano, Texas, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Sport
Sport Cycling
Event(s) BMX
Team Chase Bicycles
UCI BMX Supercross career
Starts 30
Championships 1
Wins 6
Podiums 14
Best finish 1st in 2013
Medal record
UCI BMX World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Auckland Men's Time Trial
Gold medal – first place 2012 Birmingham Men's Time Trial
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Heusden-Zolder Men's Time Trial

Connor Fields (born September 14, 1992) is an American professional BMX racer. He represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's BMX event and finished 7th overall.[1] He represented the United States again at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's BMX event. He won the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro,[2] and became the first American to win an Olympic BMX gold.[3]

In the semifinals of the 2020 Summer Olympics BMX event, Fields crashed off a jump heading into the first turn in the third run and failed to complete the trial.[4] The Olympic committee tweeted their best wishes for recovery to Fields and Australian cyclist Saya Sakakibara who was injured in a women's semifinals event the same day. [5]

Early life

Fields graduated from Green Valley High School.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Men's BMX Racing". 2012 Summer Olympics. London2012.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Men Schedule & Results: BMX". 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio2016.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Snider, Mike. Connor Fields becomes first American BMX rider to win Olympic gold Archived 2017-03-26 at the Wayback Machine, GRINDTV.com, August 19, 2016, Retrieved 2017-03-25
  4. ^ Helsel, Phil (2021-07-30). "U.S. BMX racer Connor Fields carried off on stretcher after crash". NBC News. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  5. ^ Olympics, Official Account (2021-07-30). "Sending hugs to Connor Fields and Saya Sakakibara after they crashed out of the cycling BMX racing semi-finals. We're thinking of you!". Olympics. Retrieved 2021-07-30.
  6. ^ Granger, Jesse (2016-07-29). "Going for gold: Green Valley product Fields eyes Olympic medal in BMX". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2017-10-03.


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