Phillip aims for BMX big break
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
MANY people often dream about getting their 'big break' in life.
Talented Gladstone BMX rider Phillip Brezigar is the same and decided to do something about it.
The 22-year-old whose dream is to compete in the World BMX championships entered the Nescafe Big Break competition and was told last Tuesday he made it through to the second round.
If Brezigar can make it through to the semi-final stage, he will have enough money to head to this year's world titles in Paris.
"It would be great if I could get through to the next round, I sent the judges a DVD of me in action and it is great they have been impressed so far,'' Brezigar said.
Brezigar has a long lists of honours including seven South Queensland titles, one Queensland title and a third-place finish at the Australian championships in Cairns.
He is a recent addition to the harbour city and is loving living and training with his girlfriend Krystal Cranfield, who is a Australian star in her own right.
"It's great to be here in Gladstone, it is a fantastic place and I am enjoying living and training up here with Krystal,'' he said.
Phillip is also regarded as a genuine chance of lining up for Australia at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, with BMX included as an Olympic sport for the first time.
"It would be really special to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympics.
Everyone who is involved in BMX is really excited at the chance of going to Beijing,'' he said.