Kyle Dodd (Jeep Team) has proven he is Africa’s top BMX racer after successfully defending his Elite title at the 2015 African Continental BMX Championships held in Harare, Zimbabwe, on the 14thNovember 2015.
Dodd dominated the African Continental BMX Championships, winning both the Time Trial and Super Time Trial events on Friday evening, and then going on to win all his heats in Saturday’s main event, eventually crowning him the African Champion with South Africa’s Alex Limberg in2nd and Zimbabwe’s PeniasTenthani in 3rd.
Dodd’s latest victory comes just weeks after he claimed his third consecutive Elite South African National title at the 2015 South African BMX Championships. Through both events, Dodd has earned valuable UCI points, edging him closer to turning his dream of representing South Africa at the 2016 Rio Olympics into reality.
Said Dodd, “It’s been a rollercoaster year for me. For five months I was recovering from a wrist injury, not knowing whether I would be able to continue racing. So to come back and win both the South African Championships and the African Championships is a massive achievement. No way could I have dreamed of a better comeback than this! Every title you win feels great but winning them back to back in such a tough class just makes it feel that much greater.
My biggest goal at the moment is to race at the Rio Olympics. I’ve been training and working so hard over the past 4 years to get myself there. I would be proud to make my mark as a South African Olympian for a sport that not many people know about in South Africa. This would hopefully inspire more people to try out the awesome sport of BMX for themselves!”
2015 African Continental BMX Championships Elite Men’s Results:
- Kyle Dodd (South Africa)
- Alex Limberg (South Africa)
- Penias Tenthani (Zimbabwe)
- Simon Martin (Zimbabwe)
- Tawanda Marova (Zimbabwe)