Best of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: BMX (15 images)

Having debuted at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, BMX cycling is in its infancy at the Games. The thrill of the race, the jumps and the crashes makes it an exciting event for the Summer Games.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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USA's Connor Fields charges towards the finish line in the final of Men's BMX Cycling in the Olympic BMX Centre at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Fields took gold with a time of 34.642. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Riders catch some air in the Women's BMX semifinals in the Olympic BMX Centre at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Columbia's Mariana Pajon catches some air during the semifinals of Women's BMX Cycling in the Olympic BMX Centre at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Brazil's Priscilla Carnaval (L) and Germany's Nadja Pries take a corner in a Women's BMX Cycling semifinal in the Olympic BMX Centre at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Riders speed down the starting ramp in a Men's BMX Cycling semifinal in the Olympic BMX Centre at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Australis's Caroline Buchanan (68) gets the jump on USA's Brooke Crain in the Women's BMX Cycling semifinals in the Olympic BMX Centre at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Australia's Sam Willoughby (L) edges out USA's Connor Fields (2nd-L) on a corner in the Men's BMX Cycling semifinals in the Olympic BMX Centre at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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