SAYA SAKAKIBARA

Name. Saya Sakakibara

Age. 14

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.comwww.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.