Profile presentation 2016:
Viki Gomez – Profile 2016
BIO VIDEO X TENGA
Jorge “Viki” Gomez, born and raised in Madrid, Spain, got his first BMX bike from his father for Christmas at the age of 7 years old. Only at the age of 14, Viki fell in love with doing freestyle tricks on his BMX bike, on the flat ground, after having seen the famous BMX tricks film “BMX Bandits” from Australia, with Nicole Kidman as the main cast. Viki chose Flatland as his main BMX discipline as he adapted his sports passion to his environment in Madrid, which meant flat asphalt streets and city parks. At the age of 17, Viki registered for his first international competition in Portugal as en expert level competitor. Viki won this competitions and decided to dedicate himself fully as a professional athlete in BMX Flatland.
Today, Viki is an elite world class competitor, professional show-case rider, brand ambassador and influencer, and BMX bicycle designer (KUOPPA GOMEZ BIKES). Viki is requested worldwide for his stylish skills and creative/entertaining projects.
2015, Viki celebrates riding BMX Flatland for 20 years (1995-2015)! This is by far a historic record, as he is still rocking on the top and winning the highest world class competitions and sportive awards worldwide. Hard to beat!!
Viki is by far the best flatlander in Spain and today recognised under official titles as the best in the world as the World Champion 2015 and awarded globally as the No. 1 Flatlander of 2015.Viki holds by far the record of global achievements, in terms of world titles, gold medals, podium success, and sportive awards.
He has won the official World Champion title 2015 & 2010 (official title exists only since 2007), the European X-GAMES – European Championship title twice, the “King of Ground” – Asia Championship twice in Japan, the most prestigious Flatland contest “Red Bull Circle of Balance” three times, the global and prestigious BMX awards “NORA Cup by RIDEbmx US” as the “Number One Flatlander of the Year” (2015 & 2013).
Viki´s inspiration and motivation comes from all the world-wide experiences he has been offered in the past decade. He has been invited to travel to more then 66 countries in 6 continents, to perform in many exotic places in the world, from Asia to America, South America, East Europe and the beautiful Middle-East.
Viki’s method of facing flatland is almost philosophical. For him it is not just aerobatics on a bicycle. Viki defines his sport as “a fight between mind, gravity and physics combined with movement inertia. A way of surpassing the limits of your imagination”.
He is one of the chosen few in the world who live Flatland in a professional way, although in Spain it is starting to become a popular sport. Due to Viki´s professionalism in promoting the sport and sponsors by keeping the kids away from bad things and staying lazy. He is a bigger idol in other countries, like Japan, the Philippines and many more where kids ask for autographs and hang his posters on their bedroom walls. Nowadays, he combines competitions and exhibitions all over the world with work as a businessman designing his own custom BMX bikes focussing on the development of special parts and bikes for flatland and other disciplines of BMX riding.
Today, Viki has his own brand of frames under the name of KUOPPA GOMEZ BIKES, together with his partner and friend Martti Kuoppa. Viki is also busy with his and his life partner Ms Alexandra Gobran, on their new start of Athlete Management & Talent Booking Agency for entertainment – GG.M.image www.ggmimage.com, where talents in Flatland are booked for performance all around the world for world class entertainment to take any crowd by surprise.
Although he could keep on winning competitions without too many problems, Viki doesn’t want to get too bogged down by it. For Viki, Flatland is a lifestyle not only a competition. He is developing a brand new and innovative riding style, much more technical, with new tricks that involve not grasping the saddle, kick flips and many more.
He is ready to make the sport bigger each day with orginality. Are we ready for him yet? Indeed we are! Give us Viki and he will perform his expertise in an original and extraordinary way and spread joy!