Not many people can say that they get to celebrate their 10th birthday by winning a 3rd World Championship title. That's exactly what Sacha Earnest did on 25th May at the UCI 2016 BMX World Championships held in Medellin, Colombia. Sacha rode her way to victory in the 10 year girls category, having won her first World title in 2013 in Auckland & backing it up winning again in 2014 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Last year at Zolder, Belgium she came 2nd in the 9 year girls final. After a bit of a break from BMX, (Sacha also rides mountain bikes & swims) Sacha was determined to get back on top of the podium. She had a 6 week focused training programme leading up to this year's BMX World Championships which worked perfectly as Sacha out-skilled the rest of her competitors to dominate every race including the final. The conditions in Colombia were testing at times as it was hot, humid & at altitude & the track was built next to an airport so races had to be stopped for low flying planes. Sacha competed against riders from all over the world including Colombia, Bolivia, Australia, Great Britain, France, Latvia, Ecuador & Belgium.
Sacha is also a Kidsworx MTB gold medallist at CRANKWORX Rotorua 2015 & 2016 and 2014 AMP National Scholarship recipient.