Christopher Heahney

Christopher Heahney

Christopher Heahney

After 11 years if competing competitively in BMX I have been to a wide range of competitions ranging from nationals to far north Queensland championships, the best result from all of this would have to be a 7q in 12-13 cruiser boys.

Have you ever competed in an NQ Games before?

Yes, I have competed in 3 nq games previously from memory, they have been Townsville, Cairns and Sarina

If so, what’s your favourite memory/experience of the sport?

My favourite memory or experience from competing in an NQ games event would have to be winning overall in Cairns and coming 2nd in Sarina.

How important is it for you to have local competition like this event?

It is important to have events like this in the local area so I can share my love of the sport from the track I call home.

What’s your best piece of advice for athletes in your sport?

Have fun but get the job done.

Who has inspired you the most in your sport?

My biggest inspiration locally would have to be my long time friend and close rival Jaimyn Kapcelovich. His work ethic on and off the track is like no other and he really pushes me to achieve my goals and do well in the sport.

What part of North Queensland are you from?

I was born in Townsville and have lived here my whole life

How did you start/get into this sport?

When I was young I loved watching people fly through the air on all sorts of things whether it be bikes, boats, skis you name it. It came to the point where I would ride down my grandparents driveway standing on the seat of my little bike I had, and that’s when I got taken to the bmx track and never looked back.

How long have you been playing/competing in this sport?

I have been competing competitively in bmx for 11 years this year. I started riding in 2010 when I was 5 years of age.

What are your sporting career goals?

My sporting career goals are to one day represent Australia in BMX and make a career out of the sport I love.

Are you competing in a few sports at the games?

No, just bmx this year

The NQ games are a great event to meet and socialise with other athletes, have you made new friends through sport?

Through the 11 years of competing in bmx I have made many friends and some of the closest friends I’ve ever had, I’ve met people from all over Australia and always look forward to catching up with them when I get the chance.

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