Logan Martin sealed his fourth FISE Montpellier BMX freestyle gold ©Hurricane-FISE

Olympic champion Logan Martin won the men's BMX freestyle gold medal for a fourth time at FISE Montpellier despite rain continuing to hamper the competition.

The bad weather meant that the semi-final was instead treated as the decider after the women's final, scheduled for today, was pushed back into the original men's slot tomorrow.

As a result, a bumper field of 24 athletes fought for a place on the podium but it was the Australian who came out on top.

The 29-year-old led after the first run before putting in a sensational performance on a slightly damp park for 94.20 points overall.

Martin, the inaugural Olympic BMX freestyle gold medallist at Tokyo 2020, pulled off routines that were characterised by flawless transitions which allowed him to generate even more speed as it went on.

The 2013, 2014, and 2018 champion landed several notable tricks but an off access 720 and triple tailwhip were the highlights of the performance.

The result avenges his narrow second-place finish from last year, while Frenchman Anthony Jeanjean claimed silver this time around with 91.80 points.

He came out swinging with impressive tricks such as a 720 on the step down and a 360 triple whip but ultimately he could not usurp Martin.

The United States' national champion Christopher Marcus then rounded out the top three with 90.00 points.

In order to prevent cancellations because of the weather, some of the sports governing bodies have asked FISE organisers Hurricane why not hold competition inside.

However, Hurricane is completely against the idea as the event would lose the festival atmosphere it has become famous for.

Therefore the results from previous rounds are taken as final in case of rain which has ensured that the organisation has never had to cancel an edition of the festival since its beginning in 1997.

FISE is set to reach its conclusion tomorrow with finals in the women's BMX freestyle and the men's scooter freestyle.