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Twenty-year-old BMX star Saya Sakakibara is no stranger to hard work. The half-British, half-Japanese athlete, who grew-up between Japan and Australia, has been competing since she was four, after joining her successful older brother, Kai, on the BMX circuit. A six-time Australian national champion, Saya was sixth in the world in her rookie year and is currently ranked 7th in the world.
In this Q&A we chat about Saya’s Olympic dream being put back a year, the strength training she does for that all-important explosive power on the bike, plus the Red Bull athlete shares an update on the condition of her brother, Kai, who suffered a serious brain injury whilst racing earlier this year.