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Liam Phillips

3 X Olympian, World Champion, SX World Cup Champion


13 May 2015iLike Interview - Liam Phillips

Liam Phillips won his first race at the tender age of 10 and hasn’t looked back since. A broken collarbone in 2012 compromised the British rider’s hopes of winning Olympic gold at home, but he still made the Final. He never gave up and came back the year after to win the 2013 UCI BMX World Champion title. No doubt the BMX superstar has Rio 2016 in his sights. He started the 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in a perfect way by winning – for the 3rdtime in a row – the initial round in Manchester. A true role model and inspiration to the next generation, Liam Phillips is also very approachable and answered to our iLike interview without any hesitation. Let’s get started!

Liam Phillips
Liam Phillips ©UCI

Name: Liam Phillips
Age: 25
Nickname: Prince
Discipline: BMX
Main success: 2012 Olympic Finalist, 2013 World Champion, 2014 Overall World Cup Winner

Liam Phillips - 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup / Manchester © Craig Dutton

An actor/actress: Leo DiCaprio
A TV series: Entourage
A movie: The Hunger Games
A song: At your Inconvenience - Professor Green
An artist: Professor Green
A book: 2024 BMX Mag
A colour: Green
A meal: King Prawn Linguine
A country: England
A race: Olympic Games or World Championships
Another cyclist: Sir Chris Hoy
Another sport: Golf, F1, Rugby
A sport person: Too many to choose from!
3 things that you would take with you on a desert island: Water, food and sunscreen
A person who inspires you: My team mates, my coach, my girlfriend and my family
A motto: ‘If not now, when? If not you, who?’
A dream: I’m living it!

Something people don’t know about you?
I love to cook and take great interest in food. I spend my downtime in the kitchen or on the couch! In terms of cycling, I’ve competed at every UCI World Championships from 1996 – 2014 other than 2011.

Liam Phillips - 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup / Papendal © Craig Dutton