I’m gutted, says SA’s BMX star

2008-08-22 00:00

So near yet so far — that was the story that unfolded for South African Sifiso Nhlapo in making, then crashing out of, yesterday’s first-ever Olympic BMX final at the Laoshan Bicycle Venue on the west of Beijing city.

“That’s the way he rides. He builds on each outing, getting stronger and stronger: this is the one,” said team coach Tony Harding, confident Nhlapo could medal.

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