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It took Western Australian Joey Graham just 15 seconds to take the Internet by storm. Last Saturday during the elite men’s competition at the 2017 BMX Australia National Championships, the rider from Hills BMX Club…

It took Western Australian Joey Graham just 15 seconds to take the Internet by storm.

Last Saturday during the elite men’s competition at the 2017 BMX Australia National Championships, the rider from Hills BMX Club performed a remarkable backflip on the entrance to the second pro straight at the Sleeman Sports Complex.
The vision is astonishing, and undoubtedly this will be the most popular 31st placing at a national titles, ever.


However it got the team at BMX Australia thinking about any other times we have we seen a backflip performed at the national championships.

Queue fellow WA rider Khalen Young.

Young contested the 2012 Olympic Games in London, is UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round winner, a silver medallist from the 2007 UCI BMX World Championships in Canada, and won the Number 1 AA Pro at the 2008 USA ABA Nationals.

Like his fellow West Australian Graham, he’s also a crowd pleaser.

At the 2001 national championships at Happy Valley BMX Club he sent the crowd wild with a backflip over the doubles.



After it happened, Young told bmxultra.com that he had discussed the backflip with his father, and that after he crashing he looked over at his dad and knew the party trick was on.

You can read more about Young’s backflip in a 2002 interview with bmxultra.com HERE.

 

No doubt Graham, like Young, will be remembered for this particular exploit for some time to come.