Olympic gold medallist Logan Martin takes Australian cyclist of year award

TOKYO JAPAN AUGUST 01 Logan Martin of Team Australia competes in the during the Mens Park Final run 1 of the BMX Freestyle on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on August 01 2021 in Tokyo Japan Photo by Jamie SquireGetty Images
Logan Martin (Australia) competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Never before has a BMX Freestyle rider stepped up to accept the Sir Hubert Opperman Medal, awarded to the AusCycling Cyclist of the Year, however after his performance at the Olympic Games it was no surprise that Logan Martin delivered another first.

The rider from the Gold Coast took a firm grip on the first men's Olympic gold medal awarded in the discipline, needing just one run to secure the win at its Tokyo debut, completing a stellar year which also saw him crowned world champion.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.