Britons on top at Olympic test events
Monday 22 August 2011
It is too early to commit to altering the Olympic BMX course – despite several riders raising concerns after Saturday's Olympic test event – according to Olympic Games Organising Committee director of sport Debbie Jevans.
Britain's Shanaze Reade stormed to victory at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup meet at the Olympic Park, while New Zealand's Marc Willers triumphed in the men's event.
Despite their success, both expressed their belief that the Olympic course could do with a few tweaks ahead of next year's Games. Those sentiments were echoed by their fellow medal-winners and Jevans has promised to take such comments on board, although she was keen not to commit to any changes.
"We will listen to the feedback from the athletes," she said. "Following each of these events that we do we have a full debrief, both with the international federation and the athletes themselves.
"We take on board what they say, we assess that and then we make decisions going forward. I've just sat here and listened to what the athletes had to say about the impact of the wind on the course and so on. But to ask whether we are going to make any changes is far too early. We'll look at that, assess that and then make decisions."
Great Britain's men's basketball team, meanwhile, recorded their first win of the Olympic test event at the fifth attempt, beating China 64-56 at the Olympic Park in London on Saturday. PA
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