Caroline Buchanan

Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan rocketed out of the BMX gates with plenty of promise at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Buchanan entered the Games as the world time trial champion, but only one BMX medal was on offer in London- for head-to-head racing. True to form, Buchanan posted the fastest time in the timed seeding run. She cruised through the heat rounds to qualify for the final at her debut Games, but could not produce the same form in the ride off for gold, finishing fifth.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Individual - Women
Seeding Run 38.434 Q 1
SF Run 1 1 pt; 1st 38.276 1
SF Run 2 3 pts; 2nd 40.296 2
SF Run 3 4 pts; 1st 38.482 Q 1
Final +1.197 38.903 5
Final Placing 5 / 16