GREAT RIDE: Teya Rufus won Q1 platers in both 11 Girls and 11-12 Girls Cruisers at the BMX Queensland State Championships last year. She was third at the world titles in Baku.
GREAT RIDE: Teya Rufus won Q1 platers in both 11 Girls and 11-12 Girls Cruisers at the BMX Queensland State Championships last year. She was third at the world titles in Baku. Matthew McInerney

Tenacious Teya finishes third at World Championships

BMX: If Teya Rufus wants to achieve a goal, she will leave no stone unturned in her quest to smash it to smithereens.

The Maryborough BMX Club member and dual BMX Queensland State Championships winner last year overcame a tough first moto to not to only qualify for the finals at the World BMX Championships in Baku, but finish third in the 12 Girls category.

She showed attitude, skill and composure beyond her years as she fought tooth and nail with some of the best riders on the planet.

Maryborough BMX Club president Stephen Barsby said her success could have a flow-on effect to not only other juniors at the club, but other junior female riders in Queensland.

"A lot of younger girls can see it can be done and it will give the other kids a great kick-along,” Barsby said. "After that first moto she got back up and kept going. She doesn't like losing and she puts in every effort to succeed. She rode really well in that final.”



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