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Aussie BMX rider Lauren Reynolds is in the box seat to earn a spot at the Rio Olympics. If she’s selected, it will be her second Games, with a 15th overall place to her name in London.
By
Erin Riley

9 May 2016 - 7:30 AM  UPDATED 9 May 2016 - 7:30 AM

She’s in red hot form, taking out her maiden USA BMX Supercross Circuit victory last month. “My form is feeling really good and confidence is high,” she says.

Reynolds is set to compete in the World Championships later this month, and is expected to earn a berth at the Rio Olympics - but she’s not getting ahead of herself.

“With [the] Olympics still in the back of my mind, there is plenty of work to be done prior and results to get along the way,” she says. “Staying in the moment to make the most of every situation is important right now.”

Lauren's World 

As well as being a pro BMX rider, Reynolds has become a pro at social media providing fans with a glimpse into her world on and off the bike.  

Her action photos are a thing of beauty, with scenery to rival a nature doco

While you’ll also get the occasional puppy. (Which is the only reason you really need, tbh.)

She’s good mates with Caroline Buchanan, so you pretty much get two Aussie BMX stars for the price of one

The 24 year old loves what she does, and thrives under a challenge of a tough race. “I love racing and the more laps I can get in under pressure the better off I am,” she says.

Plus she’s not afraid to look back and learn from her mistakes

And her bike collection will make you drool

Reynolds is still a big kid at heart that’s not afraid to let loose and have fun

Which means maintaining the ability to pull a ripper skid

But she’s still a proud book nerd

And while Reynolds has a bright path stretched out before her, but she’s one of the more humble athletes you’ll come across. “Always having a focus is important and with a busy year like this one, race by race and step by step is the best approach,” she says. “It’s important not to get ahead of yourself and lose sight.”

The 2016 BMX World Championships will be held in Colombia from May 23.