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Tory Nyhaug
  • Born: 04/17/1992
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 90kg
  • Birthplace: New Westminster, BC
  • Hometown: Coquitlam, BC

 

Headshots_ToryNyhaugTory Nyhaug was just 20 when he made his Olympic debut at London 2012 as Canada’s lone BMX racer. He was lucky to even get to the Games, having ruptured his spleen for the second time just 11 weeks earlier, which caused him to miss the world championships. The decision was made to remove the organ and one week after surgery he resumed training. Nyhaug made his UCI World Championship debut in 2011, having missed the 2010 event and the inaugural Youth Olympic Games due to his first spleen rupture. He had a breakthrough in 2013 when he reached his first World Cup podiums, finishing second in Manchester and Chula Vista, and advanced to the world championship final. The improvement continued in 2014 when he won world championship silver and recorded two more podium results in Manchester and Santiago.

Personal

Family: Parents Greg Nyhaug and Margit Heinonen… Older sister Layne… Getting into the Sport: Was on a two-wheel bike at age 2 ½… Started BMX at age 4 when his uncle took him to the local track… Outside Interests: Enjoys watching motocross and golfing… Studying sports science at Douglas College… Odds and Ends: If he listens to a song before a race lap and does well he’ll listen to that same song before each lap… Has been best friends with American racer Connor Fields since they were 10…

Notable International Results

OG: 2012 – 18th

UCI World Championships: 2014 – SILVER, 2013 – 5th, 2011 – 9th, 2009 – 4th (junior)

UCI Ranking: 2014 – 6th; 2013 – 6th; 2012 – 11th; 2011 – 11th

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