Strombergs returns to Latvia

BMX gold medalist Maris Strombergs is celebrated upon return to Valmiera, Latvia

Updated: August 14, 2012, 6:48 PM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN.com

In the days leading up to the ABA BMX Grands in November of 2010, Latvia's Maris Strombergs crashed in pursuit of a year-end title. Overshooting a jump, Strombergs went over his handlebars straight to the flat area between jumps. He broke his hand, dislocated his wrist and damaged his shoulder.

The Free Agent BMX/Rockstar Energy pro was rushed to the hospital for evaluation. Doctors, quickly realizing that they were tending to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games men's BMX gold ...

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