2020 Tokyo Olympics: Nicole Kidman Celebrates Logan Martin’s First-Ever Gold Medal in Freestyle BMX

by Keeli Parkey

During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, celebrities have taken to social media to share their thoughts about Summer Games and their favorite athletes. On this list of celebrities is Hollywood movie star, Nicole Kidman.

The “Being the Ricardos” star celebrated the gold medal win by fellow Australian, Logan Martin. This Olympian won the men’s freestyle BMX at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kidman posted a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt from her film, “BMX Bandits.” She is also giving a thumbs up to a job well done by Martin.

“Congratulations from this BMX Bandit to @LoganMartinBMX for winning the first-ever Olympic Gold Medal for #FreestyleBMX! #Tokyo2020 #Olympics,” Nicole Kidman posted to Instagram.

Kidman’s post received more than 115,000 likes during its first hours on Instagram.

Also, fellow Australian and actress Isla Fisher celebrated Logan Martin’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medal with Kidman. Fisher, who is known for her roles in “Wedding Crashers” and “Arrested Development,” also commented on Kidman’s post. “Oh yeah,” Fisher posted in honor of her countryman.

Meet Australian Olympian Logan Martin

According to Olympics.com, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics mark the first time Logan Martin’s event – the freestyle BMX – was an event at the Summer Games. This fact makes his gold medal victory even sweeter. He is the very first Olympian to win a gold medal in the event.

His victory isn’t all that surprising. The Australian cyclist was already a world champion in the event. Also, here’s something else interesting about Logan Martin – he built his own training ramp park in the backyard at his home in Gold Coast, Australia.

“I’ve had to build this because there’s not so much for me to practice on around the Gold Coast and around Brisbane,” he said during a 2019 interview. “I’ve wanted to build a park in my backyard for so long, after years of not having a proper place to practice big tricks and keep improving. …”

Martin and his wife, Kim, welcomed their son, Noah, in 2019. They recently announced that they are expecting another child. The gold medal winner started riding bicycles when he was 13 years old.

Nicole Kidman References 1983 Film in 2020 Tokyo Olympics Celebration Post

In her post celebrating Australian Logan Martin’s gold medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Nicole Kidman referenced one of her films. It is the 1983 movie, “BMX Bandits.”

Also, the plot of the film is: “A trio of teen BMX enthusiasts become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering their cache of walkie-talkies.”

Nicole Kidman played the character of Judy in the film. Also, she reportedly beat out hundreds of other actresses to land the role of Judy. To be in the film, Kidman had to learn to ride a BMX bicycle.

“BMX Bandits” was Kidman’s second feature film. Her very first theatrical film was also released in 1983. It was titled “Bush Christmas.” Interestingly, both films were released in Australian theaters during the same month – December 1983.