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.Read more