In the entire history leading of BMX Park leading up to Barcelona on six riders have ever won the gold medal, several of them in back to back fashion. Yesterday in BMX Park in Barcelona a 7th member was added to that gold medal club, being awarded to one of the classiest most respected and deserving winners in Gary Young.
Echoing those sentiments of the deserving win was BMX Legend Ryan Nyquist who was quoted saying, “I don’t like to lose. But today losing to Gary, this is the happiest I have ever been in losing.”
After 13 X Games appearances and several top 5 finishes Young finally received the crown jewel of this event.
“I’ve been close so many times and it feels surreal,” said Young while holding his new born baby up in the air. “I am just so pumped. I feel like the luckiest man in Barcelona.”
“Nobody deserves this medal more than Gary,” said Nyquist. “Nobody. Straight Up.”
Rounding out the podium was Ryan Nyquist in 2nd and Scotty Cranmer in 3rd.