Gore shines at BMX meetings

HARARE - Rising BMX rider Emmanuel Gore gave a promising performance at the African Continental Championships and Africa Challenge which was held in the country over the weekend.

At the Africa Continental Championships held on Saturday at Old Georgians Sports Club, Gore, who was competing in the eight-year-olds category showed courage and tenacity to finish third behind fellow countryman Callum Brooker who claimed gold and Tyler Posthumous of South Africa, who settled for silver.

In the Africa Challenge, Gore missed out on the gold medal by a matter of seconds in the same category as Posthumous beat him at the line to settle for silver medal.

But it was a fitting achievement for the eight-year-old, who came into the weekend’s races at the back of a successful tour of America earlier this year.

In the United States, Gore once again gave a good account of himself with impressive riding skills at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.

Although Gore came short of winning the gold medal, his mother Ashleigh said it was a fantastic experience for the budding BMX rider.

“It was an epic experience,” Ashleigh told the Daily News.

“I thought it was very close. I think Emmanuel needs more races and South Africa seems to have a bigger number with Olympic coaches and Olympian Kyle Dodd that rode for the elite and won the price money for Africa Challenge.”

Gore’s racing skills have already seen him earning respect among riders at the Harare BMX Club, a fitting recognition for the young rider.

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