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Fourth-Place Medal

BMX crash allows New Zealander to win heat without any competition

Fourth-Place Medal

In Thursday's men's BMX qualifying heats, New Zealand's Marc Willers won with much more ease than he expected.

[ Photos: BMX action and crashes from London ]

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Willers had the lead early with France's Joris Daudet tailing him. But then ...

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... Daudet clipped a competitor as he moved inside. The crash didn't end there.

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Pretty much the whole field crashed. No one was hurt and they all got up to finish the race, but in the meantime:

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Willers crossed the finish line all by his lonesome. Not a bad way to move into a semifinal, right? BMX continues Friday with semifinal action.

You can see the video of the crash here.


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