Worthington takes gold and Brooks bronze in stellar BMX freestyle for GB at Tokyo Olympics

Charlotte Worthington pulled off a trick that hadn't been completed so far in the women's competition in order to claim gold

Charlotte Worthington
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Just as in the BMX racing, Great Britain was amongst the medals once again in the freestyle competition as Charlotte Worthington won gold and Declan Brooks took bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

Despite a fall on her first run, Worthington scored 97.50 on her second, pulling off a 360 backflip over the central box on the course - a trick that had never before been completed in the women's competition. 

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