Mansour Al Safran

Try your best to reach the top

Mansour Al Safran in action in Kuwait, riding a wall sideways with his bike while wearing a Red Bull helmet
© Stefan Voitl/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Mansour Al Safran. My discipline is BMX Park. I was born on 18 March 1991 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. My special talent is flat-water kayaking. My philosophy of life is be yourself and always try your best to reach the top. My favourite food is sushi. My favourite music is Kuwaiti music.

Bio

Kuwaiti BMX rider Mansour Al Safran is one of the top sportsmen in his region. He began his career as a flat-water kayaker, competing for four years and earning a place in the Kuwait national team, but he couldn’t hold back his passion for BMX. He made the switch to  BMX Freestyle in 2006, making his national debut at the Red Bull Street Style event in Kuwait City the same year.

His dream was always to go pro – in his early BMX days, Mansour watched his idols and pro freestyle athletes, learning from the best. He picked up tricks, whips and the skills that saw him ultimately achieve his goal in becoming the first Kuwaiti pro BMX rider.

His easy, flowing style has earned him a number of top spots in regional competitions. A bronze medal at a 2013 Asian freestyle tournament in Malaysia was a pivotal moment for the Kuwaiti athlete, as he shredded his way onto the international scene to compete alongside the best.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Dubai Sports World - BMX

  2. 2014
    1. 1st Place: VANS Flow Rider

      Bahrain

  3. 2011
    1. 1st Place: Extreme Sports

      Kuwait

    2. 1st Place: King of the Concrete

      Abu Dhabi