Liam Phillips’ Olympic journey comes to an end after nasty crash in BMX quarter-final

British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete - BMX - Liam Phillips

British Cycling Olympic Podium Programme athlete - BMX - Liam Phillips - Credit: Luke Webber - British Cycling

Somerset’s Liam Phillips crashed during the first heat of tonight’s (Thursday) men’s Olympic BMX quarter-final, which ultimately ended his Olympic campaign.

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Phillips’ opening race got off to a disastrous start when he came off worst in a three-bike crash which saw him need medical attention and suffer concussion.

The 27-year-old from Burnham-on-Sea did eventually get to his feet but was unable to continue competing.

Phillips’ Olympic career has been overshadowed by injuries after he missed out on a medal in London 2012 after he had surgery on his collarbone just ten weeks before the games.


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