After the serious fall of Rio Olympic champion Connor Fields in the BMX final in Tokyo, the US team gave the all-clear.

“We can confirm that Connor Fields is awake and awaiting further medical examinations.

We will publish further updates as soon as they are available, ”the team doctor is quoted as saying on the official Olympic website.

Fields had lost control in the last semifinal run after jumping and crashed headfirst to the ground.

Then he had lain on the racetrack for minutes before he was transported away on a stretcher.

The 28-year-old, one of the stars in BMX, was unable to compete in the final.

The Olympic victory went to Niek Kimmann from the Netherlands.

The women’s medal decision in the Ariake Urban Sports Park was also accompanied by a serious accident.

The Australian Saya Sakakibara fell badly in the semifinals and was then also transported away with the stretcher.

At first, the 21-year-old showed signs of a “slight concussion”, but after 30 minutes she “fully recovered”, tweeted the Australian team.

Gold went to Bethany Shriever from Great Britain.

The Association of German Cyclists (BDR) was not represented in either race.