London Olympic medallist Sarah Walker secured two semifinal performances but suffered a crash in the UCI BMX World Cup Supercross event in the Netherlands yesterday.

She was able to walk away after crashing off the side of the track, following a strong start to her semifinal on the second day of competition at Papendal.

Walker was ninth on the opening day, missing out on a spot in the final by 0.5s in her semifinal. She again worked through to the semifinal on the second day and made an excellent start before being squeezed off the side of the track on the second straight.

Rio Olympian Trent Jones was the next best of the Kiwis, making the quarterfinals on both days of competition. The US-based rider won his first round and worked his way into the quarterfinal where he was sixth on day one.


He again went through three rounds of racing but got mixed up in a melee out of the gate and finished eighth in his quarterfinal.

Te Awamutu's Rebecca Petch went out in the round of eight on the first day and in the quarterfinals yesterday, edged out on her first World Cup semifinal by one spot.

Clubmate Cole McOnie went out in the second round on day one and the round of 16 on day two, while Hamilton's Todd Barry missed out on the elimination rounds on both days.

The winners were local Dutch riders Nik Kimmann and Laura Smulders on the first day while world champion Alise Willoughby and Frenchman Sylvan Andre prospered on the second day.

The next double round is at Zolder in Belgium this weekend.