Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

US BMX rider Crain crashes during seeding run

Wednesday - 8/8/2012, 11:02am  ET

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) - BMX rider Brooke Crain of the United States took a hard fall on the final straight during her seeding run at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

Crain clipped her rear wheel on a ramp and lost control over the front of her handle bars. She slammed her chest into the next ramp and remained on the ground for about a minute.

Crain managed to stand up and finish the ride, but was listed as DNF on the result sheet.

There was no immediate word on how badly Crain was hurt. If she's able to continue, she would be given the 16th and final seed in the women's competition for races on Thursday.

Crain was a late replacement on the U.S. team for Arielle Martin, who was hospitalized after a crash during a final training run on July 30 in California.


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)