Tokyo Olympics: Australian rider Logan Martin wins the first ever Olympic gold in BMX freestyle

Australian Logan Martin creates history by winning the first ever Olympic gold medal in men’s freestyle BMX with an incredible series of tricks

Australia has won its 13th gold medal at Tokyo Olympics with Logan Martin in the BMX freestyle.

The young Queensland dad, 27, from the Gold Coast wowed viewers back home with an incredible display of tricks to claim Australia’s third gold medal within two hours.

He made history as the first ever gold medalist in the sport which is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo.

Martin scored 93.30 in his first run on Sunday to secure the win after posting the top scores in Saturday’s seeding runs.

Logan Martin (pictured) is the latest Australian to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics

Venezuelan veteran Daniel Dhers, the oldest rider in the field at the age of 36, won silver with 92.05 and British rider Declan Brooks on 90.80.

It’s been a whirlwind few months for Martin, who announced just a few weeks ago that he and his wife Kim were expecting their second child due in January.

He built a BMX ramp in his backyard to train for the Olympics.  

Martin’s win unfolded less than two hours Australia claimed two gold medals in the pool with Emma McKeon in the 50m freestyle before the women’s 4×100 women’s medley stormed home to snatch victory from the US.

Australia is expected to win a 14th gold in the sailing later on Sunday, where Matt Wearn only needs to finish the course without disqualification on Sunday to confirm victory in the Laser class.

More to come