Niek Kimmann

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Niek Kimmann (born 20 May 1996)[1] is a Dutch BMX racing cyclist.

Kimmann was born in Lutten.[2] He won the Junior Men during the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships.[3] In August 2014 Kimmann together with Wiebe Scholten won a bronze medal in the team boys event of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.[4]

On 25 July 2015 he won the Elite Men of the 2015 UCI BMX World Championships in Zolder, Belgium, at age 19.[3][5] He came in second during the Time Trial the day before.[6] Kimmann became the second Dutch BMX World Champion, after Robert de Wilde, who won in 1999.[7]

Personal[edit]

His younger brother, Justin Kimmann, is also a BMX rider and competed in the junior events at the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMX Cycling - Niek KIMMANN". The Sports.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Niek Kimmann - Olympisch BMX rijder" (in Dutch). Sportsspeakers.nl. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Nederlander Niek Kimmann (19) wereldkampioen BMX" (in Dutch). NRC Handelsblad. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Sander Slager (22 August 2014). "Brons voor Kimman en Scholten bij Jeugd Olympische Spelen" (in Dutch). Wielerrevue. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nederlander Kimmann verrast met goud op WK BMX" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Zilver BMX'er Niek Kimmann uit Lutten op de tijdrit bij WK" (in Dutch). RTV Oost. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kimmann verovert als tweede Nederlander wereldtitel BMX" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.