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Sarah Walker  IOC Member, Athletes Commission Olympic Silver Medalist, London, 2012 3x BMX World Champion Living courageously Twitter: @swbmx


What?! This was 5 years ago!? One of the best days of my life! #london2012 #silver

When your first ever scuba dive is with sharks!

Couldn't stop thinking about being able to breathe under water knowing the surface was 12 meters away! It was more scary than the sharks! πŸ™ˆ

Breakdance is at the Youth Olympics 2018 so getting some practice in πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… #headspin #yog2018 #breakingforgold #youreasyoungasyoufeel

What a World Champs 2017 was!

Not sure which I'm more proud of... crashing in the first race & being ok, pulling off the first corner move in the semi, making my first Worlds final since 2014, or being part of such a special moment with the finalists riding out to congratulate @alisepost11 after winning her first Elite World title!
So stoked to be in the final with such a quality field & although I rounded out the final in 8th, it felt nothing like losing!

Massive thanks to @hollowsbicyclerepairs for making the trip over for the weekend as well as mum & @jessie_smithbmx for being awesome roommates! Also thanks to @lauraasmulders & @merelsmulders for being awesome training partners and my sponsors and supporters for continuing with me on this incredible journey!

Race day! Another day of focusing on the process, giving 100% and having fun! πŸ˜„

Had fun in practice today! Tomorrow, we race! #WorldChamps

A couple of years ago, I posted this pretty cool story about a young lady who focused on the process to come back from some bad starts to win the World title.

This story just got a lot more awesome... A couple of days ago, Jessie won the World Title in the 16 & under Womens Cruiser class. Awesome? Definitely! BUT, in the quarter, semi and the final, she chose to go in an outside lane even though she had the first pick!
Why? Because she had the confidence in her ability to do well around the track but wanted to be 'safe' out of the start. From an inside lane, there's more pressure to GET a good start which can distract from HOW to get a good start.
So she chose lane 6, focused on her process, and won..! BUT, today, in her last year of age group before going to the Junior Elite class, Jessie went lane 1!
Lane 1 in the 1/8th, quarter, semi and most importantly, lane 1 in the final! She put herself under the ultimate pressure, but she was able to relax, not think about the result and focus on doing the best lap that she could!
Today, Jessie became the double World Champion for the 16 year old girls and finished off her age group racing career in the most incredible style and I couldn't be more proud!
@jessie_smithbmx #watchthisspace β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š #novel #worldchamp #process #proud #lane1

It's still fun! #slowmotion

Real selfie, fake podium.
Thanks to everyone who watched/liked/commented on the latest "race" video! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŠπŸ€“πŸŽ‰

πŸ”Š - Good to get some racing in with only two weeks to go till World Champs! #Photofinish with Merel Smulders for first equal! πŸ₯‡πŸŽ‰ I would like to take this moment to thank my sponsors @beeflambnz, @samsungnz, @avantibikes, @deloittenz as well as @officialleatt, @boxbmx & @onyxracing! πŸ‘Š

In a couple of weeks there will be eight instead of one πŸ‘Œ

We had a big IOC dinner tonight and when introduced to the new French President, I thanked him very much for attending my birthday dinner πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ he went along with it & I was lucky enough to get his reaction on camera!
I had an awesome day here in Switzerland with the Athletes Commission singing happy birthday and getting a present from the IOC President as well! Pretty special day away from home!

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