Jor­dan’s a world champ

Kwinana Courier - - News -

BAL­DIVIS Sec­ondary Col­lege Year 8 stu­dent Jor­dan Cal­lum is a BMX world cham­pion.

The Rockingham BMX Club mem­ber took out the 20-inch world cham­pion ti­tle and came sec­ond in the 13 to 14-year-old boy cruiser cat­e­gory.

Jor­dan went into the UCI BMX World Cham­pi­onships as a rookie and his win sur­passed his wildest ex­pec­ta­tions.

The cham­pi­onships were held in Baku, Azer­bai­jan, from June 5 to 9.

There were 66 rid­ers in the 20inch cat­e­gory and Jor­dan never dropped a lap.

Jor­dan’s brother Dy­lan (16) also com­peted but was elim­i­nated be­fore the quar­ter-fi­nals.

Jor­dan started rid­ing BMX bikes as a five-year-old grow­ing up in Tom Price.

To com­pete in the world cham­pi­onships, he trained six days a week in the gym or on his bike for a year. He is off to the Gold Coast next month to com­pete and then South Aus­tralia in Au­gust.

His fam­ily are fundrais­ing and look­ing for spon­sors so Jor­dan can com­pete in the “great­est race on earth”: the Grands in the US in Novem­ber.

Jor­dan Cal­lum on the track in Baku, Azer­bai­jan.

Jor­dan cel­e­brates his win.

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