Teagan O’Keeffe

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Teagan O’Keeffe SA BMX Racing Rider Profile

Personal Details


  • Full Name: Teagan O’Keeffe
  • Nick Name: Teagz

  • Date of Birth: 10 November 1992

  • Height (cm): 165

  • Home Town: Kloof, Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Profession: Professional BMX Racing Athlete

Racing Details


  • Race or Career no: 171 
  • Province: Kwa-Zulu atal

  • Club: Giba Cycling Club

  • Team: Factory Promax 

  • Years Riding:  17

  • Racing Class: Men Woman

More about "Teagz" (Teagan)


GENERAL INTERESTS

  • Favorite Food: Nando's
  • Favorite Drink: Cream Soda
  • Favorite Song / Artists: All Types
  • Inspiration: Nelson Mandela

Sponsors: 

Achievements: 

  • World championships in 2010 and 5th place in Argentina World Cup 2013 and going to the Youth Olympic games!
  • Personal achievements is leaving home when I was only 16 years old  to live overseas, going to international events alone and being my own team manager.
  • It is really hard, not a lot people would do what I’m doing and I’m really proud of myself for doing it!

Results:

Event Year/Event Category Round Rank
World Championships:    2014 / Rotterdam (NED) Elite Time Trials 0
2013 / Auckland (NZL) Elite Qualifying 23
2012 / Birmingham (GBR) Elite Quarter Final 27
2011 / Copenhagen (DEN) Elite Qualifying 18
World Cup Participation:              2014 / Berlin (GER) Elite Motos 18
2014 / Papendal (NED) Elite Semi Final 13
2014 / Manchester (GBR) Elite Quarter Final 18
2013 / Chula Vista (USA) Elite Semi Final 14
2013 / Papendal (NED) Elite Semi Final 10
2013 / Santiago (ARG) Elite Final 5
2013 / Manchester (GBR) Elite Motos 24
2012 / Papendal (NED) Elite Semi Final 12
2012 / Randaberg (NOR) Elite Motos 21
2012 / Chula Vista (USA) Elite Motos 21
2011 / Chula Vista (USA) Elite Final 8
2011 / London (GBR) Elite Semi Final 12
2011 / Papendal (NED) Elite Motos 17
2011 / Pietermaritzburg (RSA) Elite Motos 23
World Cup Best Performance:      Season 2014 Women 220 points 17
Season 2013 Women 425 points 12
Season 2012 Women 193 points 22
Season 2011 Women 282 points 14
Season 2010 Women 52 points 47
Season 2009 Women 139 points 23

Favorite BMX Tracks: I have a lot of Favorite track but I love the technical and wide open tracks or with a Supercross hill. I’m not a fan of the tight small tracks and flat hills! With worlds going to be a tight track I have been working a lot to get better on small tracks!

Most memorable race: 2010 World Championships,South Africa.

What I least like about BMX Racing: Living away from my family.

Regularly visited websites:  bmxmaniabmxmag, bmxvideos, youtube, pintrest

Why I enjoy Racing BMX: I am living in Chula Vista Califorina ,training and racing with the best! I enjoy bmx because I love riding my bike and I get to travel the world!

How I got started Racing BMX: Watched my older brother Jordi racing and I wanted to be like him , tried it out and I loved it ! 

What do you do when you are not riding: Enjoying my life in sunny California with my boyfriend.

Suggestions for anyone starting Racing BMX: Start off basic, have fun and never give up! You always have to start from somewhere and the more experience you get the better you will become. Have fun on your bike.

Gallery  View this photo set on Flickr

Bike Setup


 Frame:  Chase 2.0
 Forks:   BOX
 Headset:   Promax
 Stem:  Promax
 Headset Spacers:  Promax
 Handle Bars:  BOX
 Grips  ODI BOX Design
 Brake Lever:  BOX
 Brake Cable:  BOX
 Rear Brake:  Promax
 Saddle:  BOX
 Seatpost Clamp:  Promax
 Cranks:   Promax
 Chainring:  BOX
 Bottom Bracket:  Promax
 Chain:  KMC
 Pedals:  Time
 Rimm's:  BOX
 Hubs:  Front: BOX / Rear: Stealth
 Tires:  Tioga
 Tubes:  Eleven
 Chain Tensioner:  BOX

 

An Interview with Teagz


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