Japan Sport Stories

The 200% BMX Rider

April 07, 2021 Mike Salter and Noel Thatcher Episode 17
Japan Sport Stories
The 200% BMX Rider
Show Notes

Saya Sakakibara describes herself as 50% British, 50% Japanese and 100% Australian. Born in Japan, Saya started BMX racing from the age of just 4, following in her big brother's footsteps. Now, aged 22, she's one of the top ranked BMX riders in the world as has her eyes firmly set on Tokyo.

Saya talks us through the world of BMX, balancing her identity across her multiple nationalities, and the what life is like trying to qualify for an Olympic games in the middle of a global pandemic.

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