The BMX freestyle Olympic runner-up in Tokyo 2020, the Venezuelan Daniel Dhers, will honor the next edition of the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile, where he is classified together with his partner Katherine Díaz, as confirmed by the Venezuelan Olympic Committee (COV) this Monday, the 5th of June.

For the appointment from October 20 to November 5, both riders secured their places after finishing in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the American zone of the International Cycling Union (UCI) ranking, after their international participation in the year 2022 and so far in 2023.

Dhers just participated in a Mini Ramp competition in Flensburg, Germany, where he placed first and finished third in the Pool / Park event. That is to say, he was on the podium twice in the same day, which demonstrates his world quality. His goal is none other than to win the Pan American Games, the COV authorities said.

Dhers is a BMX freestyle legend, his competitive level has been around the world and since 2021 he has established himself much more with a historic silver medal at the Olympic Games. As he has expressed in several interviews after the Paris 2024 Olympic event, he will stop competing.

That is why he has two objectives this year: to continue his work as a mentor, much more so now that he advises the Chinese women’s BMX freestyle team, which he hopes to reach Paris. And also give back to the sport what he has reaped during his more than 20-year career, with the promotion of cycling in the country through his foundation.

As for Díaz, he has the firm intention of adding points for the ranking that awards tickets to the Paris Olympic Games. As of today, the 34-year-old cyclist is number 18 in the world and she has Venezuela in position number 12 in the women’s section. The purpose in Chile is to appear on the podium. Finally, the VOC reported that there will be eight riders by gender who will participate in the Pan American Games