BMX Freestyle Park
BMX Freestyle Park was one of the new youth-focused events to debut at Tokyo 2020. Defined by its breathtaking aerial acrobatics, riders constantly push the boundaries of what's possible on a BMX bike. Japan's standout rider in Tokyo was 20-year-old Nakamura Rim. He now faces a new rival, 16-year-old Mizogaki Joji, who is hot on Nakamura's tails for the top spot as he forges his own original style. We speak to a veteran of Japan's BMX scene Nishi Takase about the 2 young riders, as well as the development of the sport in Japan as a whole.