Olympics: Australia’s greatest ever day sealed by Logan Martin gold

Logan Martin is the Olympics’ first ever BMX Freestyle gold medalist.


Having qualified for the final with the highest score, it meant the Queenslander was last to run, and he set the pace heading into the second round of runs , scoring 93.30.


No one could top the effort, meaning Martin’s second run was a victory lap, and a sweet one at that.


The three-time X Games gold medalist has been that hungry for success he built a skatepark in his backyard, you can’t question the dedication and desire, making him as deserving a gold medalist as any.


Australia of course won two gold medals in the pool this morning, first through Emma McKeon in the women’s 50m freestyle, and then through Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, McKeon and Cate Campbell in the women’s 4x100m medley relay.




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Assuming sailor Matt Wearn finishes today’s men’s laser event without disqualification, he’s guaranteed gold having established an unassailable 22-point lead.


That means four gold medals in a single day for Australia.


Yes, four.


Australia had previously won three Olympic gold medals on a single day five times, including last Wednesday. But never four.


And there’s still more chances for Aussie gold today, with Esther Qin in the women’s 4m springboard diving final and Brendan Starc in the men’s high jump final.


At the time of writing Cam Smith is five shots off the pace on the final day of the men’s golf.


Not to mention sprint star Rohan Browning, who could become the first Australian since Hec Hogan in 1956 to qualify for the men’s 100m final.


Australia’s greatest ever day at the Olympics could still get better.




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