Charlotte Worthington has been selected for Team GB for BMX Freestyle Park. It's the first time this event has been held at the Olympics and Charlotte is one of the stars of the sport with bronze medals at the World Championships in 2019 and 2021.
Charlotte spent her teenage years on a scooter at skate parks and eventually moved to BMX about 5 years ago. She never dreamt of becoming an Olympian - but when the sport was included in 2017 a whole new life began.
Charlotte's great about explaining the love of the sport and the connection with local communities. It's a great listen and I think the event will be one of the summer's highlights.
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