The national athlete Macarena Pérez had a great closure in the BMX Freestyle final, although she was not enough to get on the podium and finished in eighth place, garnering Chile’s first Olympic diploma in these Games.
The Chilean got off to a dubious start in her first routine, where she couldn’t finish and scored a poor 24.40, lagging far behind in the competition held at the Ariake Sprts Center.
But in her second chance, the 24-year-old took more risks and finished with an acceptable 73.80, but a long way from the top. Even so, she was left with the honor of being the first Creole to compete in this discipline in the Olympic Games.
The gold medal went to the British Charlotte Worthington (97.50), followed by the American Hannah Roberts (96.10) and the Swiss Nikita Ducarroz (89.20).