Name. Saya Sakakibara
Currently living. Helensburgh NSW
How did BMX find you. My brother was doing it and I was amazed with what BMX was so I started too.
Years racing. 11
Current ranking. 1A, 1NSW
Local Club. Southlake BMX club
Other states or countries you have raced in.Japan, America, Brazil, China, South Africa, Denmark, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria
Current race bike.Redline Flight Pro 2013
Favourite BMX event. World championships
Favourite track. LMX, World Championship tracks
Riders or other sports people who have inspired you. Sarah Walker,
Favourite part of a track. I love the whole track from start to finish.
.What’s on your IPod. 1G worth of songs
Favourite food. Japanese food, butter chicken and Tacos
Favourite TV show. Neighbours, The Biggest Loser
Favourite movie. Real Steel, Pitch Perfect
Favourite web sites.www.ganbaroo.com, www.bmx-videos.com
Favourite sports or hobbies outside BMX racing. Piano, trampoline
Scariest thing that ever happened to you. Being In Hospital
Worst crash on a bike. World Championships first ever race I went over the handle bars and got a massive bruise on my thigh
Best thing about racing BMX. Meeting new friends, having fun and achieving the goal that I have really fought for..
Career highlights. Winning the World championships, Winning the Australian National championships, Captain of the Mighty 11s in New Zealand and Australia
Long term Goals. I would love to be in the Olympics.
What keeps you motivated. My big goals are my motivation and how happy I get when I reach them.
Advice for young BMXer’s. Keep trying, never give up and most of all have FUN!
People to thank. My family, my trainer Troy Fisher, my brother Kai and all my sponsors: Redline, Time, Blackman's, Michram and Peabody. I wouldn’t have been where I am without them. Thank you.