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 centimetres (67 in)
Weight 70 kilograms (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.

Personal[edit]

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] She 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]

Cycling[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.