Tokyo 2020 - Defending BMX champion Connor Fields taken away on stretcher after major crash in semi-finals
Fields fell heavily in the third and final run of the men's semi-finals before being taken in an ambulance to hospital. The American was looking to defend the gold medal he won in the BMX race in Tokyo, but was denied the opportunity, with Niek Kimmann of the Netherlands taking gold ahead of Great Britain's Kye Whyte. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
'Worst thing you can do!' - Two BMX riders suffer very nasty crashes
We can confirm that Connor Fields is awake and awaiting further medical evaluation," the USA cycling team doctor said.
"We will share additional updates as they become available."
Action was earlier delayed after heavy rain left the BMX course sodden as the weather continue to wreak havoc on Tokyo 2020.
Play has also been suspended in the men's golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club and the women's rugby sevens at Tokyo Stadium.
Great Britain's Kye Whyte competes in the cycling BMX racing men's quarter-finals run at the Ariake Urban Sports Park during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)
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