Aug 1, 2021 - Sports

Brit Charlotte Worthington wins gold in new BMX freestyle category

Charlotte Worthington of Team Great Britain performs a trick at the Women's Park Final in Tokyo, Japan.
Charlotte Worthington of Team Great Britain performs a trick in front of the Olympic rings during the Women's Park Final, run 2 of the BMX Freestyle on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Charlotte Worthington from Great Britain earned a gold medal in the new BMX freestyle cycling category in the Olympics on Sunday morning local time.

Driving the news: Worthington landed the first 360 backflip in women's contest, beating Team USA's Hannah Roberts into second-place for the silver medal. Switzerland’s Nikita Ducarroz took bronze.

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