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London 2012 Cycling BMX - Connor Fields

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19 year old BMX racer Connor Fields is America's best hope to bring the Olympic BMX gold medal to the land where BMX was created. Yeah, that's right - Latvia is the reigning gold medal winner:

2008 Olympic BMX Champion Maris Strombergs

“My first impression?” Coach Herrera said of Fields, “A cocky, young punk with skills to match. And he still races that way.”

1. He almost quit the sport after a knee injury in 2010.

2. He has already won 3 BMX World Cup races this season.