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Sakura Sugio Interview

I had the pleasure of meeting Sakura at FISE Montpellier in May, and the first time I saw her ride, my eyes popped. For someone so petite, she comes with a bubbly personality and a heavy trick list. She’s someone I’ll be keeping an eye on and at the age of 16, her future in BMX is bright. Let’s get to know here more!

Photo by Beatrice Trang

Name: Sakura Sugio
Instagram: @sakula_bmx
Current Age: 16
Hometown: Saitama, Japan
Sponsors: Durcus One and Airwalk

How did you get into BMX? I thought it was a very cool sport.

What languages do you speak? Japanese and little english

Your top three parks?

  1. Sakaimachi Urban Sports Park
  2. Light BMX Park
  3. Hi‐5 Skate Park

Top three songs on your playlist?

  1. Attention Song by NewJeans
  2. BATTER UP Song by BabyMonster
  3. TOPLINE Song by Stray Kids

Three people who inspire you and why?

  1. Angie Marino, because her jumps are so big and the style is so cooool
  2. Elizaveta Posadskikh, I really like her 360!
  3. Reed Stark, he is my favourite street rider!!!!

What do you do when you’re not riding? I listen to Newjeans, Stray Kid, Enyphen and BABYMONSTER music!!!!

Favourite person to ride or train with? Sarah Nicki and Sinai Oh

Favourite shoes to ride in? Vans Half Cab

Your biggest fear? Getting hurt and earthquakes

Your proudest accomplishment? Winning first in Elite Women at the 2023 Japan Cup in Nagoya🥇

Your worst habit? Being a late riser 🤣

What is a memorable experience you had that couldn’t have happened without BMX? Being able to participate in FISE Montpellier 2024.

Your top three future goals you want to achieve?

  1. Travel the world by BMX
  2. To be a rider that attracts worldwide attention.
  3. Living in a house with a BMX park.

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