CELEBS have been going wild for Staff’s GB profitable BMX stars after Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte tasted success in Tokyo.
Whyte claimed silver within the males’s last to safe Britain’s first medal within the occasion earlier than Shriever sensationally received the ladies’s last.
Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte, each 22, received medals for Staff GB in BMX racingCredit score: PA
Liam Gallagher is among the many pair’s new superstar followersCredit score: Rex
Oasis legend Liam Gallagher was loving the motion, tweeting: “BMX racing on the Olympics is blowing my thoughts.”
The 48-year-old additionally known as Shriever a ‘ledge’ and wrote: “Respect to all BMX people.”
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan additionally confirmed his help for Staff GB’s latest heroes, who’re each simply 22, tweeting: “BMX racing is bloody good… Find it irresistible… Effectively completed Bethany and Kye.”
And 2016 gold medallist Sam Quek wrote: “WOW WOW WOW! Gold for Bethany Shriever!
“Funding was taken away from Feminine BMX riders after Rio… what a strategy to reply the doubters!”
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The celebs’ tweets echoed the ideas of the nation as Shriever and Whyte secured extra glory for Team GB in an unlikely occasion.
Britain has been ready 13 years for his or her first BMX medal after the event was launched on the Beijing Video games in 2008.
Shriever wanted crowdfunding to go to Tokyo after she did not obtain money from UK Sport, forcing the star to do part-time work.
Greater than £24MILLION was given to rowing – however that occasion has returned simply two medals at this summer season’s delayed Video games and no golds.
Britain’s success in BMX racing has led to many followers on social media calling for Olympic funding to be unfold extra equally.
One fan tweeted: “Now let’s fund this sport pretty.”
Whereas one other wrote: “Many congratulations Bethany… I hope you lastly get the funding it is advisable to proceed.”
Shriever was overjoyed as she spoke to the press after turning into Olympic champion, accidentally swearing live on the telly.
Elsewhere, swimmer Duncan Scott received his THIRD medal of the Video games after picking up a silver in the men’s 200m medley.
And athletics favorite Dina Asher-Smith was beaten for the first time this year throughout qualifying for the ladies’s 100m dash.
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