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Cycling BMX: USA’s Fields wins gold for men, Post silver for women

Cycling - BMX - Olympics: Day 14

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: Connor Fields of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal during the Men’s BMX Final on day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic BMX Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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Americans medaled in both cycling BMX categories on Friday, with men’s rider Connor Fields taking gold.

Fields’ breakneck 34.642 time was enough for the top time amongst men, with countryman Nicholas Long initially finishing third before being bumped to fourth.

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The Netherlands’ Jelle van Gorkom took silver, while Colombia’s Carlos Ramirez picking up bronze.

On the women’s side, American rider Alise Post finished second to Colombia’s Mariana Pajon, while fellow USA athlete Brooke Crain was kept off the podium by Venezuela’s Stefany Hernandez.

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