BMX: Baldivis student Jordan Callum crowned World Champion

Jordan Callum after presentations proudly showing his Australian flag for being the newly crowned World Champion in 14 Boys.
Jordan Callum after presentations proudly showing his Australian flag for being the newly crowned World Champion in 14 Boys.

BALDIVIS Secondary College Year 8 student Jordan Callum is a BMX World Champion.

The Rockingham BMX Club member took out the 20-inch world champion title and came second in the 13 to 14-year-old boy Cruiser category.

Jordan went into the UCI BMX World Championships as a rookie and his win surpassed his wildest expectations.

The championships were held in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 5-9.

Jordan Callum and his coach Jade McPherson from Trackside Industries after Jordan claiming the World Title in 14 Boys.

There were 66 riders in the 20-inch category and Jordan never dropped a lap.

Jordan’s brother Dylan (16) also competed but was eliminated before the quarter finals.

Jordan started riding BMX bikes as a five-year-old growing up in Tom Price.

Jordan Callum on the track in Baku, Azerbajian.

To compete in the world championships, he trained six days a week in the gym or on his bike for a year.

He is off to the Gold Coast next month to compete and then South Australia in August.

His family are fundraising and looking for sponsors so Jordan can compete in the “greatest race on earth” – the Grands in the US in November.

Jordan’s dream is to compete at the Olympics.