It was a fall heard around the Valley. A hard hit for Visalia's Brooke Crain and a painful sight for her brother Ryan. He watched his sister take a spill during her BMX solo race on Wednesday.
"She went down pretty hard but I know my sister, she's tough," Ryan Crain added, "she's been through worse crashes and still rode her bike."
He's been watching her ride BMX since she was 7 years old. Now she's 19 and competing in the Olympics. Brooke Crain spoke with KSEE 24 News about the crash over the phone, "I had just broke my humerus 2 months ago, so I was just glad my shoulder felt OK but I was having trouble breathing, catching my breath cause I got the wind knocked out of me and then my leg was throbbing."
She walked off the track with a little help. Hours later she posted a picture on Twitter with a thumbs up. She says she's OK but her quad still hurts.
"I've been doing a lot of ice baths, a lot of spin...on the spin bike just to get my leg loose again," Crain said.
After a few tests, doctors cleared her to move on to the semi-finals. "I'm a little nervous...it's the Olympic games but I treat it like any other race, I'm just going out there and riding my bike," Crain added.
She's humble and determined. Hoping for gold but just glad to be competing. Her brother Ryan said, "we all know she can do it...Brooke has the skill, she has the talent...she's definitely fast enough."
The BMX event will air on Friday. Brooke Crain's family plans to watch it at Buffalo Wild Wings in Visalia.