BMX rider crashes after official walks onto course at Tokyo Olympics

Dutch rider Niek Kimmann hit an official crossing over the course at full speed

Tokyo Olympics
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A Dutch BMX rider was involved in a crash with an official at the Tokyo Olympics who was attempting to cross over the course.

Niek Kimmann was warming up ahead of the start of the BMX competition on Thursday, navigating a couple of jumps and moguls before he abruptly comes to a stop, having collided with an official in the middle of the track, crouching down as he's hit.

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