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Teen Hannah Roberts rises to top in BMX, Olympics in sight

Hannah Roberts first climbed on a BMX bike as a child to try and follow in her cousin's tracks.

She has made a name for herself with her own high-flying tricks.

The next potential star for USA Cycling in the Summer Games is getting ready for her senior year of high school. The 16-year-old Roberts, already one of the best BMX freestyle riders in the world, is helping blaze a trail for women in the Olympics.

"Girls don't have as much support as the guys have had. Nobody has really taken this side of the sport as seriously, (saying) 'Oh, they're just girls,'" Roberts said.

Organizers around the world are paying attention now, especially after the...

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