July 29, 2006 (Sao Paulo, Brazil) — Samantha Cools (Airdrie, AB) has won silver in the Elite Women’s cruiser category today. Canada’s Peter Jensen (Maple Ridge, BC) repeated as World Challenge Cruiser Champion in the 45 and over category.
Six members of the Junior & Elite BMX National Team were competing in the Championship cruiser category this afternoon, and Sam Cools, top Women Elite in the National rankings, delivered Canada’s best performance at the BMX Worlds with a silver medal:
– Kaila Sweeney (Calgary, AB) and Layne Nyhaug (Port Coquitlam BC), both Junior Women
– Jimmy Brown (Airdrie, AB) in the Junior Men
– Samantha Cools (Airdrie, AB) in the Elite Women
– Scott Erwood (Abbotsford, BC) and Kevin Hill (Vernon, BC), both Elite Men
Today after three rounds of motos, the Junior Women went right to semi finals, the Junior Men went right to quarter finals, the Elite Women went right to semi finals, and the Elite Men went right to quarter finals. The top four in each round continued on to the finals.
In the Championship category, Jimmy Brown (Airdrie, AB) qualified for the 1/4 finals in the Junior Men’s category, but finished 6th and was eliminated.
In the Elite Men’s category, Scott Erwood (Abbotsford, BC) and Kevin Hill (Vernon BC) did not qualify for the 1/4 finals.
Kaila Sweeney (Calgary, AB) did not qualify for the Junior Women semi-final, while Layne Nyhaug (Port Coquitlam, BC), crashed in her semi-final.
All results will be available shortly at:
In our 2006 BMX Worlds Day 1 report yesterday we missed Michilla Negenman’s (Calgary, AB) 6th place in the 16 girls category – our apologies. — ed