Tokyo is the long-term goal, but first Nathaniel Rodway wants to see how he goes when he steps up to the senior elite level next year.
The former junior world champion took out the men's superclass event at Canberra's leg of the BMX Australia national series at Tuggeranong on Sunday.
Wollongong native Leanna Curtis won the women's superclass final.
Leanna Curtis and Nathaniel Rodway won the main events as the BMX Australia national series returned to Canberra for the first time in five years.
Rodway led into the first corner and never let his grip on the race slip as he added the win to his wins in the UCI legs of the national series.
He's the current junior elite Australian and Oceania champion, and won a world title in the under-15s three years ago.
The 18-year-old will step up into the men's elite level next year, which brings the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 onto the horizon.
Representing Australia there is the dream for the Maitland product.
"That's one of the big goals, but I'm just going to start off with the first year of elite," Rodway said.
"Everything's going well at the moment, all the preparation's been good and just got to see how I go next year.
"Olympics if the biggest goal of them all, but the next goal is America and going over there every now and then, getting my name out there and eventually trying to make a living out of it."
Tokyo's also a goal for Curtis as she looks to put her back into resurrecting her career after some injury woes.
A bulging disc in her lower back has troubled the 25-year-old.
It's an injury she's got to manage or it will flare up, but she's hoping to put it all behind her.
"I've been battling with a bit of a back injury the last few years, which has been pretty annoying, but we're working it out now and it seems to be kind of in an OK spot where I can get everything that I want to done and not disrupt it too much," Curtis said.
"I've got a bulging disc and a little bit of nerve pain. As long as I manage it well, I've got to do something good for it every day, if I don't then it's going to get sore.
"[Tokyo's] definitely something to work towards. This year I've been trying to get my strength back."
Both praised the Tuggeranong track and the event.
It was the first national series leg Canberra has hosted since 2013 following a BMX Australia shake-up of the schedule.
The national series had already been to Penrith, Melbourne, Darwin, the Gold Coast and Adelaide, and will now head to Launceston for the seventh-and-final round.
"It feels good [to win in Canberra], close to home, sort of local-ish, don't have to get on a plane for this one, which is good," Rodway said.
"Really good track, a bit different with the two days of racing, but it was a good race day.
"Really good condition, nice fun track, got a pretty decent pro straight."
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