Three American countries: the United States (two gold and one bronze), Colombia (one silver) and Argentina (bronze) won medals this Friday in round 9 of the BMX World Cup, based in the Argentine city of Santiago de Estero, which will also host round 10 of this circuit this Saturday.

With the participation of more than 250 riders from 27 countries, the ninth round of the BMX Racing World Cup World Championship began, where qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is also being contested.

Since last weekend (rounds 7 and 8) the best runners in the world in this modality have gathered, competing on the track located at the Provincial Sports Center, “La Catedral”.

This Friday, the podium in the Under 23 category for women was with Ava Corley, from the United States, in first place; Sharid Nicolle Fayad Mercado, from Colombia, took second place, while third place went to Aiko Gommers, from Belgium.

Among the men in the same category, the title went to Rico Bearman from New Zealand; The silver went to Tim Goossens from the Netherlands and the bronze went to Tomás Maturano, from La Rioja, Argentina.

In the Elite Women category, the medals were distributed in this order: Saya Sakakibara from Australia; Laura Smulders from the Netherlands and Felicia Stancil from the United States. Here the Colombian Mariana Pajón finished in 14th place, after advancing to the semifinals.

Finally, in the Elite Men, the American Cameron Wood entered the finish line first, escorted by two well-known Frenchmen Romain Mahieu (current world champion) and Bodi Turner, second and third, respectively.

The awards were given by the president of the Argentine BMX Federation, Héctor Ciappino and Cristian Paz, organizer of this phase of the World Cup. The competition will continue this Saturday starting at 10:30 in the morning.