Podcast: Connor Fields on Rio Gold
Hard to believe that it has not even been one week since the BMX Finals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. In the short six days since Connor Fields crossed the finish line as the new Olympic Champion, it has been a whirwind of media appearances, hitting the closing ceremonies, letting it all soak in with his Dad, Mike by his side, and flying back to Las Vegas, where he was met by a crush of local media, fans and into the loving arms of his mom, Lisa, the moment he stepped past the security lines at LAS.
Now that Connor is back home, and has had some time to unpack, he was quick to agree to come on the Announcers Tower podcast to tell us the important details of the run-up to the Games, as well as the insider story of time in the Olympic Village, and the racing from Time Trials to crossing the line as the new Gold Medalist.
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Voting is open for the Team USA “Male Athlete of the 2016 Olympic Games.” Connor is in the running, and needs the support of the full BMX community! Voting ends on September 6, and BMXers can vote every day. The BMX community can help make it happen. So, please check the link below, book mark it, and vote every day to get him over the top!
Connor was the first, unofficial guest of “Announcers Tower,” before the Podcast had a name, back on September 4, 2009. This was about two months before I purchased BMX News, and all coverage was via BMXNOW.COM.
The interview was focused on his return to racing after a terrible wreck at the 2009 ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX. It’s awesome to hear him seven years ago, and project that optimism to his performance in the Olympic Games. The interview is available at the link below.
A BIG BMX News congrats to Connor on his Gold medal, and for being a long-time friend of News. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for his career.