DD or The Machine

Daniel Dhers

I ride for the adrenaline!

Daniel Dhers performs at the O'Marisquino in Vigo, Spain on August 08th, 2015
© Ismael Ibañez Ruiz/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Daniel Dhers. My discipline is BMX park. My friends call me DD or The Machine. I was born on 25 March 1985 in Caracas, Venezuela. My special talent is fast and insane lines. My philosophy of life is when you want to give up, remember, at the end it’s always worth it. My favourite food is my mum's food.


Daniel Dhers is nothing if not consistent – consistently the best, that is. Following an exceptional breakout year in 2006 – in which he clinched the Action Sports Tour title – the Venezuelan has gone on to defend his AST title numerous times and won consecutive X Games gold medals, too.

That success couldn't be in sharper contrast to a low-key start to the sport: Dhers only took up BMX because his friends got bikes. But his attitude changed when his parents moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina when he was 16. This gave him the chance to develop his skills against a wider circle of riders and, more importantly, a bigger and better park.

To this day, Dhers continues to compete, garnering great success at the likes of the X Games and BMX Worlds. He was also crowned the first ever FISE World Series Champion in 2014. But these days he spends a lot of his time reaching out to the next generation, with his focus shifting to more of an ambassador's role in promoting his sport across the globe.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: FISE World Cup Final – BMX Freestyle Park

      Chengdu, China

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Crown BMX Contest

      Santarem, Portugal

    2. 1st Place: Marisquiño

      Vigo, Spain

    3. 2nd Place: UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup

      Osijek, Croatia

    4. 1st Place: Snipes BMX Cologne – Pro Spine Ramp

      Cologne, Germany

    5. 2nd Place: Imagin Extreme Barcelona

      Barcelona, Spain

    6. 2nd Place: SFR Sport Spine Ramp – FISE World Montpellier

      Montpellier, France

  3. 2014
    1. FISE World Series Champion

      Dhers became the first ever FISE World Series Champion