Rider Profiles

Des'ree Barnes
Multiple Challenge Class World Champion
Brandon Te Hiko
2018 Elite National Champion
Joshua McLean
Runner-up 2017 Elite Men's National Championships
Shane Rosa
2015 World Junior Time Trial Champion
Saya Sakakibara
Runner-up 2018 UCI Supercross World Cup

Kai Sakakibara

Dual Oceania Champion
Nickname:
N/A
Born:
Gold Coast, Queensland
Lives:
Sydney, New South Wales
Age started riding:
4
Coach:
Troy Fisher, James Tennent, Wade Bootes
Number
#77
Club
Southlake Illawarra BMX Club
Favourite track
Bathurst

Major Achievements

Olympics:

Yet to debut

World Championships:

2018 – 1/4 finals

World Cups:

2019 – 4th R3; semi final R1, R2, R6; 1/4 R4, R5
2018 – 4th R6; semi final R4, R5

Oceania Championships:

2019 – Elite, 1st
2017 – Elite, 1st

National Championships:

2017 – Elite, 1st

Social Media Handles:

Instagram: @sakakibarakai
Facebook: kaisakakibarabmx
Twitter: @sakakibarakai_

Personal Sponsors:

DK Bicycles, Oakley, Shimano, Michram Industries, Peabody, Fist Handwear, Box Components, Shoei, HT Components, Onyx, Parkside Sports Physio

Info

Something people may not know about you:

I spent 6 years of my life in Japan, from when I was 4 years old. I can speak Japanese fluently!

Hobbies outside BMX:

Reading and exploring.

Favourite snack on race day:
Nutella sandwich
Person you look up to & why:

Sam Willoughby has been my idol since I was 12 years old. He continues to inspire me with the relentless mindset he brings to life every single day.