Te Awamutu BMX rider taking on his biggest challenge to make it to the Olympics

It's just over 100 days until the Tokyo Olympics and many of New Zealand's elite athletes still don't know if they're going or not.

One of those is Cole McOnie, a talented young BMX rider from Te Awamutu.

The 23-year-old’s last 12 months have been dominated by crashes which led to devastating injuries.

"I broke my jaw in three places, broke my eye socket, collapsed my lung, broke a couple of ribs, and broke one of my vertebrae,” McOnie said of one nasty crash.

"A month or two later I read a medical report that said 'patient had immediate threat to life’, it spooked me a bit I didn't realise I was quite that bad."

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