The 2019 Urban Cycling World Championships concluded today with medals being awarded in men’s and women’s BMX park. Additionally, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation a quota to the Olympics. The Urban Cycling World Championships was held in Chengdu, China from November 6th to November 10th 2019.
The women’s BMX park was won by 2017 World champion Hannah Roberts of the United States whose performance gave her a score of 90.00 points. The second Olympic quota was won by Chile’s Macarena Perez whom finished with 86.80, just edging out bronze medalist Charlotte Worthington of Great Britain.
Australia’s Brandon Loupos upgraded his bronze medal won at the 2018 championships to gold as he finished with a score of 93.20. He finished ahead of the 2017 World champion and compatriot Logan Martin whom finished with a score of 92.90. The second quota is currently held by the bronze medalist, Nick Bruce of the United States whom had 90.40 points.
As a reminder, the Olympic Nations Ranking holds a higher priority than the World Championships. This mean should the above nations qualify via the rankings then the next highest ranked athlete from an unqualified nation will qualify their nation instead. The Olympic Nations Rankings are set to be finalized on May 12th 2020.
Update: With the publication of the Olympic rankings, the quotas have been reallocated to the next highest ranked eligible nations, specifically Venezuela and France for the men’s BMX park and Australia for the women’s BMX park.