Unique of Libor Podmol at Gladiator Games. What did his somersault on a Dakar motorcycle look like?

“Both turned out perfectly, I’m glad. We have after the event, I’m alive and well, we’re going to parties, “Libor Podmol rejoiced.” Backflip on “Dakar”? there is a challenging mainly impact because the bike is very heavy. I repeated the front flip after three years, so I was a little stressed today, “he admitted immediately.

“It might be worthwhile to do a real trick on a Dakar motorcycle. I would like that, “planned the leading Czech motorcyclist right after the end of the exhibition. He completed the famous rally last year, this year he had to miss it due to health problems. He made up for it at the Gladiator Games.

His younger brother Filip showed his racing heart again. He injured his shoulder two days before the event. In the end, despite the pain, he started.

Photo: Vít Šimánek, ČTK

Filip Podmol started at the Gladiator Games with a freshly injured shoulderPhoto: Vít Šimánek, CTK

The show, which had to be postponed twice due to covid restrictions, also involved the usual gladiatorial competition. This time it was controlled by the German Luc Ackermann. During the evening, he showed the fans, among other great tricks, also a double back somersault. And three times now! The reigning world champion defeated Frenchman David Rinald in the final.

Photo: Vít Šimánek, ČTK

Luc Ackermann celebrates winning the FMX Gladiator Games jubilee yearPhoto: Vít Šimánek, CTK

There was also a special comeback on the occasion of the jubilee year. After a long time, the legendary Petr Kuchař jumped on a motorcycle. The 50-year-old rider performed a somersault backwards. “It was worth it! I’d rather jump to death. See you at the 30th year, “the founder of FMX in the Czech Republic promised another return.

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