Connor Fields suffered a brain haemorrhage during his BMX Olympic semi-final on Thursday.

The 28-year-old was defending his crown at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but his bid for another gold came to a tragic end after a hard crash in the first corner of the race.

The cyclist suffered a bleed on the brain and USA Cycling released a statement regarding his condition.

It read: "Doctors report there has been no additional bleeding and no new injuries found."

It continued: "Fields has been moved out of the critical care unit and will remain in the hospital until cleared."

Connor’s father Mike also provided an update on his son’s condition.

Connor Fields suffered a brain haemorrhage after a crash during the BMX event (


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"Cognitively, he's doing well. He knows where he is. He knows his birthday. He recognises people," he told USA Today.

“There’s a bit of fluid on his brain, but it has not increased for the next 24 hours, so they’re feeling good about that. So far the results seem pretty positive.’’

Mike also revealed his son suffered a broken rib and bruised lung in the crash.

Connor Fields won the BMX event at the 2016 Olympic games (


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Britain’s Kye Whyte came second in the men’s final and Bethany Shirever took home gold in the women’s event.

The pair won Britain’s first ever medals in BMX at the Olympics and wrote their names into Team GB folklore in the process.

Shriever struggled to even make it to Tokyo when funding was pulled for the women's BMX event.

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The 22-year-old needed crowdfunding to get to the Games but she has inspired the country after landing gold against the odds.

"Honestly, I'm in shock. To even be here is an achievement in itself," the Leytonstone-born star said.

"To make a final is another achievement in itself. To win a medal, let alone a gold medal, I'm over the moon.

"It wasn't my goal - results are out of our control. To keep to my routine and keep cool around the track, I managed to hold and earn the win. It is crazy."

The pair won Britain's first ever medals in the BMX event at the Olympics (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kye got his first taste of racing at the Peckham BMX Club, where his dad was a coach, his mum was the secretary and his older brothers were “the top riders in England.”

“Everything revolved around BMX and I don’t think I could have done anything else, really,” he said before travelling to Tokyo.

"Living in the area that we do live in, it kept me and my brother on the straight and narrow.”