Watch BBC commentator lose it during BMX final as she repeatedly screams 'ALL THE WAY' as Shriever wins gold for Team GB

BBC COMMENTATOR Shanaze Reade repeatedly screamed 'ALL THE WAY' as Bethany Shriever won a historic gold for Team GB.

The 22-year-old is the first Brit to become an Olympic champion in BMX racing, with fellow Londoner Kye Whyte earning silver in the men's event.


As Shriever edged towards the finishing line in Tokyo, Reade was urging her to win the event and secure a place in history.

The 32-year-old represented Team GB when BMX racing was introduced into the Olympicsin 2008, repeating the feat four years later in London.

Reade was one of the favourites to win a medal at the Beijing Games as the reigning world champion but suffered a crash in the final.

Desperate for Shriever not to suffer the same fate, Reade screamed: "She's got the lead, she's looking sharp, COME ON BETH! LET'S GO ALL THE WAY!"

The tension was unbearable as defending Olympic champion Mariana Pajon of Columbia got closer and closer to Shriever.

It is a credit to them both. To go to your first Olympic Games is nerve-wracking; to go to your first Olympic Games and actually win it and get a silver medal is unbelievable.

Reade continued her support, shouting: "COME ON, ALL THE WAY, KEEP IT UP!

"Here comes Mariana, ALL THE WAY! ALL WAY! ALL THE WAY! ALL THE WAY! ALL WAY! ALL THE WAY! ALL THE WAY!

"YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS! THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION!

"Oh my God! That is absolutely phenomenal, good work Beth! Good work!"

"Oh my God! BMX has just lit up, we've got a silver and a gold medal. Beth has done it. This is unbelievable!"

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It was a day to remember for Team GB in BMX racing as Kye Whyte, 22, won a silver medal in the men's final – Britain's first in the event.

Having already secured his prize, Whyte waited for Shriever as she crossed the line and was one of the first people to congratulate her.

The new Olympic champion appeared in shock after her brilliant win, collapsing to her knees as she struggled to walk.

Whyte was equally as emotional, proudly picking up his team-mate and carrying her down the track in celebration.

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Shriever told the BBC: "Honestly I’m in shock. Oh my god. To be here is an achievement in itself. To make a final is an achievement in itself.

"To come away with a medal, let alone a gold, is crazy.

"I owe a lot to everyone. This means so much. I am so grateful for the support of people waking up. I am overwhelmed."

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