Ollie Colmer was only able to compete in the World Championships after a double fracture for five years
Ollie Colmer wants to defy the odds and become ‘the best in the world’ as 14-year-old turns pro almost five years after a double fracture
- Ollie Colmer broke his femur twice in a short period when he was 10
- The 14-year-old was told to give up his dream of becoming a professional sportsman
- Colmer hopes to compete in the World Championships later this year
A British teenager continues to defy doctors’ predictions as he pursues his dream of the motocross world title despite a double fracture.
Ollie Colmer was told to give up off-road motorcycle racing after breaking his thigh twice in a few months when he was 10 years old in 2016.
Five years later, however, he is one of Europe’s best potential clients and his hopes of becoming a professional are getting closer. Ollie, now 14, is from Northumbria and is sponsored by the Daily Mail, but his dream seemed to be in shambles after the horrific crash during practice.
Ollie Colmer hopes to compete in the Motocross World Championship later this year
Within five months he was back on his bike, but tragedy struck again when he broke the same bone and required further surgery. Doctors warned him he would never drive again.
But now Ollie, who rides for the GRT Holeshot KTM team and is part of the RMJ Academy, has a string of national junior titles and international appearances.
Later this year he could compete in the World Championships. “Nothing will deter me,” said Ollie. ‘Every time I get on my bike, I get a feeling of happiness and freedom.
‘When I’m stressed from school work, I get on my bike and feel free. “I want to work my way up until I’m the best in the world.”