Lauren Reynolds

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Lauren Reynolds
Personal information
Nickname Loza
Born (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 23)
Bunbury, Western Australia
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Discipline BMX — Individual — Women
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
Bunbury BMX Club
Infobox last updated on
6 July 2012

Lauren Reynolds (born 25 June 1991) is an Australian cyclist. She represented Australia in the individual BMX event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Nicknamed Loza, Reynolds was born on 25 June 1991 in Bunbury, Western Australia.[1][2][3] She attended Leschenault Catholic Primary School before going to Bunbury Catholic College for high school.[1][2] Beyond cycling, she is also a surfer[2] and basketball player.[4] Lauren quit competitive basketball in 2003.[4] As of 2012, she lives in Perth, Western Australia.[1][2]

Reynolds is 170 centimetres (67 in) tall and weighs 70 kilograms (150 lb).[1]


Reynolds is a BMX cyclist,[5] competing in the individual event.[1][2] She started riding a BMX bike by the time she was seven years old.[4] As a child, she did BMX riding in Bunbury, doing stunts such as launching herself off the Bunbury jetty and into the river.[4]

Her primary training base is on the Gold Coast of Queensland.[1] She was coached by Tony Hancox from 2006 to 2008. Wade Bootes became her coach in 2009.[1][2] She is a member of the Bunbury BMX Club.[1][2] She has a cycling scholarship with the Western Australian Institute of Sport and Queensland Academy of Sport.[1][2]

Reynolds finished 2nd at the 2011 Australian Championships in Cairns, Australia.[1][2] She finished 11th at the 2011 BMX World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1][2] She finished 3rd at the 2011 BMX Supercross #3 in London, Great Britain.[1][2]

Reynolds finished 12th at the 2012 BMX World Championships in Birmingham, Great Britain.[1] She finished 15th at the 2012 BMX Supercross #3 in Papendal, The Netherlands.[1] She finished 20th at the 2012 BMX Supercross #2 in Randaberg, Norway.[1] She finished 2nd at the 2012 Australian BMX Championships in Mt Gambier, Australia.[1]

Reynolds was selected to represent Australia in the individual BMX competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][3][5][6][7] She was named to the squad on her twenty-first birthday.[4][5] She was one of five Australian BMX riders selected to represent the country at the 2012 Games.[4] 2012 were her debut Games.[3] There she was left on the eight place in her semifinal. Her overall standing was fifteenth.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "London 2012 - Lauren Reynolds". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Lauren Reynolds". Australia: Cycling Australia. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b c Bickerton, Jemillah (27 June 2012). "Bunbury represents at Olympics - Local News - Sport - Olympics". Bunbury Mail. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Jetty jumping perfect platform for Olympics". The West Australian. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  5. ^ a b c Adrian Ballantyne (26 June 2012). "Riding high as tickets booked". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ "Henderson keeps mum on surprise Olympic selection". Canberra Times. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Hidden from the spotlight: bandits to miss opening ceremony". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Women's BMX - Olympic Cycling - BMX. London 2012". Retrieved 2012-10-20.