Another golden day for the USA at BMX Worlds


The United States was again the most medal winning nation on day two of competition at the 2011 UCI BMX World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. Riders age 15 and up competed for gold in nine different challenge classes with the USA coming away with four world titles.
Felicia Stancil collected her eighth world title at only age 16!
Felicia Stancil collected her eighth world title at only age 16!

American riders Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif.), Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.), Stephen Larralde (Riverside, Calif.) and Matt Pohlkamp (Cincinnati, Ohio) scored the four American medals, all in the form of gold, in the older junior and masters categories on Thursday. Those four combined with yesterday’s seven-gold medal performances bring the U.S. total to 11; more than any other nation.
Stancil secured her eighth world title at only age 16 dominating that division on the women’s side. Shayona Glynn (Norco, Calif.) just missed sharing the podium with the Illinois superstar, finishing sixth. In the 15 year-old boys division Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif.) edged Denmark’s Chris Tetche Christensen to earn his rainbow stripes. Meghan Matthews (Manteca, Calif.) nearly added to the U.S medal total but had to settle for fourth in the 17 girls event.
For the masters Stephen Larralde (Riverside, Calif.) earned the first title of these world championshps with a win in the 30 & over division. BMX legend Matt Pohlkamp (Cincinnati, Ohio) won the masters open division with ease ahead of Luciano Javier Colombo of Argentina. Jason Carnes (Austin, Texas), who was a spirited fan in Wednesday’s junior competitions, earned a sixth place finish for himself today.
With amateur class competitions complete, attention will now turn to the junior elite and elite superstars as begin their quest for the title of world champion on Friday. Much to the delight of the Copenhagen crowd, following today’s racing the world’s top male and female riders took to the track from some training before tomorrow’s time trial qualifications and Time Trial Super Finals.
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In all 2,200 BMX-riders from 38 countries are racing for gold in 44 challenge classes and four elite classes over five days of competition in Copenhagen.

UCI BMX World Championships
Copenhagen, Denmark
July 25 – 31, 2011
U.S. Team Info
Full Results – Day Two
15 Girls
1. Jade Parker (AUS)
2. Haruka Seko (JPN)
3. Megani Lamji (FRA)
15 Boys
1. Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif.)
2. Chris Tetche Christensen (DEN)
3. Kristens Krigers (LAT)
16 Girls
1. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.)
2. Monique Smith (NZL)
3. Melanie Grun (FRA)
6. Shayona Glynn (Norco, Calif.)
16 Boys
1. Amidou Mir (FRA)
2. Mael Levay (FRA)
3. Jeremy Rencurel (FRA)
7. Maliek Byndloss (Cape Coral, Fla.)
17 & over Girls
1. Ria Goodman (GBR)
2. Jaclyn Wilson (AUS)
3. Femke Majchrzak (NED)
4. Meghan Matthews (Manteca, Calif.)
17 – 24 Men
1. Gustavo Mesquita Silva (BRA)
2. Jordan Morgan (AUS)
3. Jelle Van Den Elzen (NED)
25-29 Men
1. Bo Kleinhesselink (NED)
2. Rick Van Den Dikkenberg (NED)
3. Jordy Agues (NED)
6. Frank Hoskins (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
30 & over Men
1. Stephen Larralde (Riverside, Calif.)
2. Raul Ruiz Astorga (BOL)
3. Rafael Lucas Alvarez de Lara (ESP)
Masters Men
1. Matt Pohlkamp (Cincinnati, Ohio)
2. Luciano Javier Colombo (ARG)
3. Dorus Brink (NED)
6. Jason Carnes (Austin, Texas)

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