Paul Thölen

The teenage BMX rider with a big future ahead of him

Paul Thoelen performs at Eurocamp in Tossa de Mar, Spain on December 17th 2013
© Tim Korbmacher/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Paul Thölen. My discipline is BMX Park. I was born on 29 December 1998 in Viersen, Germany. The most important person in my life is my parents and my brother Max. My favourite food is all kinds of burgers and Mum's food. My favourite music is hip-hop.


Paul Thölen got his first BMX bike at the age of seven and, despite being only in his teens, he is regarded as one of the sport's brightest talents.

At the Park contest at the BMX Worlds in Cologne in 2013, the German rider, then at just 14 years of age, wowed the crowds by finishing in fifth place. 

Paul is most comfortable riding park but he also doesn't mind hitting the dirt jumps from time to time. His powerful tricks in combination with a fearless approach to the sport means Paul will soon be a part of the international BMX scene and a rider to watch for the future.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: Butcher Jam - BMX Park

      Flensburg, Germany

  2. 2014
    1. Freedom BMX Rider of the Year

  3. 2013
    1. 5th Place: BMX Worlds - Pro Park

      Cologne, Germany

  4. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: BMX Worlds - Amateur Park

      Cologne, Germany