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Public Gathering Planned to Watch St. Cloud Olympian

Public Gathering Planned to Watch St. Cloud Olympian Click to Enlarge Photo: USA Cycling, usacycling.org

Aug 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - If you want to watch St. Cloud's own Olympian battle for athletic glory, you better head over to the St. Cloud Library this morning.

BMX star and St. Cloud native Alise Post takes on the world beginning today. She won her first overall national championship at age 10, so it's no wonder that Post is now competing on the world's biggest athletic stage. 

The women's BMX competition starts Wednesday morning.

Post, a Tech High School graduate, has dominated the women's BMX world with four overall national titles and more than 100 career victories. The only true accomplishment that alludes her, an Olympic Gold Medal.  

The road has not been easy for the 21-year-old. In November 2010 Post broke her ankle, that kept her out for the first half of 2011 and after a successful rehab, another crash, this time, shredding her right knee, she didn't have enough tour points to qualify for the Olympic team, but as the number two ranked rider in the world, the coaches voted her in. 

Now, St. Cloud will come out support their own this morning. The viewing party is being held at the St. Cloud Library in the Mississippi Room where the doors will open at 8:30. Competition starts in London at 9 o-clock our time.  The finals will happen same time on Friday with the Library open for viewers then as well. 

The entire Post family, including her parents, grandparents and two brothers are there in London to see the event firsthand.

JW Cox

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