Mixed fortunes for Zim riders

HARARE - Zimbabwe's BMX riders experienced mixed fortunes on their two-week tour of Europe that began at the UEC BMX European Cup in Belgium before concluding in South East England at the British BMX series.

Reigning Junior Sportswoman of the Year Rebekah Oberholzer finished fourth in the Belgium European Cup eight and under girls’ final whilst Nathan Horner competing in the eight-year-old boys’ class was a semi-finalist.

Ben Oberholzer competing in the 10-year-old boys’ section and Mitchell Siddle in the 11-year-old boys’ category held their own to finish as quarter-finalists.

The reigning six and under girls Africa Continental Champion Rebekah had an improved outing in the third leg of the  British National Series going through the heats before taking the chequered  flag in the final.

Twelve-year-old Daniel Johnson shone in his class before finishing sixth in the final whilst Horner assumed seventh place in the B final.

Ben Oberholzer bundled out at the quart final stage of the 10-year-boys section.

The fourth leg of the British National Series provided a tougher test for the fledgling Zimbabwean BMX riders with Rebekah the stand out performer with a second place in the final.

Johnson and Horner placed fifth and eight respectively in the final whilst Ben Oberholzer managed fourth in the B final.

Josh van Blerk, who was competing in the 12-year-old boys’ category, was quarter-finalist.

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