Caroline Buchanan

Caroline Buchanan competes during the Women's BMX Cycling on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at BMX Track on August 8, 2012 in London, England.

Athlete Biography

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.