Reading books gets a lot more exciting when the story is of interest. More and more BMX books are hitting the market so at FATBMX we decided to contact a few of the people behind them. To start it off we got in touch with Olympic BMX Park gold medalist Logan Martin who has a book coming out about his road to the gold.
Title of the book: Logan Martin - Journey to gold Author: Scott Gullan Date published: 18 October 2022 Pages: 208
How long was the thinking process before you decided to get to work on the book? Logan Martin: The publishing company ‘Penguin Random House’ reached out not long after the Olympics to see if I was keen to do an autobiography. It was sort of a no brainer for me, I believe I had a cool enough story up until this point for it to be told in a book.
How was the process working with an author on the book? Logan Martin: Scott flew up to the Gold Coast for a few days and we pretty much caught up 4 days
Name: Logan Martin Age: 28 Hometown: Gold Coast, Australia Sponsors: Rockstar Energy, Hyper BMX, Snafu BMX, Pushys online (Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi) Car dealership, LSKD, Fist Handwear, Go Pro, Cortex protection.
Winning the Olympic Games must have been a dream come true. How long did it take for the moment to really sink in? Logan Martin: It was definitely a dream come true! I put so much into achieving this goal and it’s so
Im back for another session in my backyard! A couple months ago I put skatelite down for a new weatherproof surface! I also did a transfer I've been looking at for a long time and another massive one I didn't think I would ever do! ENJOY!
Logan Martin is the first Olympic Gold Medalist in BMX Freestyle. Born and raised in Logan QLD he has spent a lifetime dedicated to his craft, and although he has reached the highest levels in his sport; an Olympic Gold is now his most decorated achievement. Logan is the kind of guy who I enjoy talking too... Deliberate, motivated, focused and thoughtful. This was a brilliant chat!
Incredible displays of BMX in both contests as riders gave it their all to try and take home the coveted UCI Rainbow Jersey. This event is also the very last occasion to get points towards qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, so the stakes could not have been higher.
BMX Freestyle Park Men Logan Martin pulled off an unbelievable run to take home the gold medal and UCI Rainbow Jersey, scoring 94.7. His run had everything, massive tricks and flawless execution including a Nothing Front Bike Flip and 720 double barspin.
BMX Freestyle Park Women The 2021 UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Champion is Hannah Roberts. The defending champion holds on to the title and takes home the Rainbow Jersey once again. Every time these ladies compete the bar is raised and the progression is evident, which is what makes the Women’s BMX Park Contests so exciting to watch. Today was no exception, as we saw all the girls pushing the limits with many new and improved tricks.
The 2021 National Park Championship took place at Rampfest in Melbourne, Australia. With the high level of riders in the country it was going to be a heavy comp to make it on the podium in the Men class. Natalya Diehm added another title to her C.V. on a borrowed bike and borrowed helmet. She had just been cleared from a broken hand on Thursday before the comp after she had already flown in. After several classes rode their National Champs, the Elite Men final is when the roof came off. In the end the results looked like this:
Elite Men: 1 MARTIN Logan AUS 200 UCI points 2 LOUPOS Brandon AUS 160 3 MATTHEWS Joshua AUS 130 4 DOVE Josh AUS 110 5 WATTS Jason AUS 90 6 GIBSON Samuel AUS 70 7 TOOHEY Jaie AUS 50