On Saturday morning (February 8) a 23-year-old male Australian rider was injured after a crash at the third round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup at Bathurst BMX Club in New South Wales.

The rider, Kai Sakakibara, fell on the second corner of the track in the day’s opening round and was assessed and treated onsite for head injuries by paramedics and a doctor from 1300MEDICS, before he was taken to Canberra Hospital by a NSW Ambulance helicopter in a critical but stable condition.

BMXA will provide support to Kai and his family and request privacy at this time. No further public comment will be made until further notice.