Anthony Dean grew up in Adelaide and first got into competitive BMX at the age of seven, impressing early in the National Series and National Championships.
Dean and Sam Wiloughby both followed a similar path towards the top tier of BMX as both competed in the last world championships to be hosted in Australia in Adelaide, where Dean placed 3rd.
Since then, Dean has continually improved and showed he's one of the most consistent riders on the circuit. In his first Men's Elite World Championships final, Dean finished fourth, his best result to date.
He grabbed his first World Cup medal in 2014, finishing second in Manchester and finishing second overall in the World Cup rankings that year.
Dean a reserve for the London 2012 Olympics, had a difficult start to 2016 as he broke his collarbone seven months before the Olympics. Dean recovered quickly and qualified for the Olympics in Rio. A near perfect run into the final for the South Australian only dropping one moto however it was not to be with Dean finishing eight in the final.
Since Rio, Dean has been consistent on the world stage, boasting a handful of World Cup finals and a sixth place finish at the last World Championships in Zolder.
Dean impressed at the start of 2020 on home soil, finishing second and fourth in the opening rounds of the World Cup in Shepparton.
In 2021, Dean was named to the Australian Olympic Team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
BMX Not in Comm Games competition
2019 / Worlds - Zolder (BEL) Elite Final 6
2018 / Worlds - Baku (AZE) Elite 1/2 Finals 9
2017 / Worlds - Rock Hill (USA) Elite 1/8-Finals 48
2016 / Worlds - Medellin (COL) Elite 1/2 Finals 14
2015 / Worlds - Zolder (BEL) Elite Final 8
2014 / Worlds - Rotterdam (NED) Elite Final 8
2012 / Worlds - Birmingham (GBR) Elite Final 4
2010 / Worlds - Pietermarit (RSA) Elite 1/4-Finals 21
2009 / Adelaide (AUS) Junior Final 3
2020 / Round 3 - Bathurst (AUS) EliteRound18
2020 / Round 2 - Shepparton (AUS) EliteFinal4
2020 / Round 1 - Shepparton (AUS) EliteFinal2
2019 / Round 10 - Santiago (ARG) Elite1/2Finals16
2019 / Round 9 - Santiago (ARG) Elite1/16Finals48
2019 / Round 7 - Rock Hill (USA) Elite1/8Finals36
2019 / Round 6 - St-Quentin (FRA)Elite1/4-Finals21
2019 / Round 5 - St-Quentin (FRA)EliteFinal8
2019 / Round 2 - Manchester (GBR)Elite1/2 Finals12
2019 / Round 1 - Manchester (GBR)Elite1/2 Finals9
2018 / Stage 8 - Santiago (ARG)EliteFinal3
2018 / Stage 7 - Santiago (ARG)Elite1/2 Finals11
2018 / Stage 6 - Zolder (BEL)EliteFinal3
2018 / Stage 5 - Zolder (BEL)Elite1/4-Finals32
2018 / Stage 4 - Papendal (NED)Elite1/4-Finals17
2018 / Stage 3 - Papendal (NED)EliteFinal5
2017 / Stage 4 - Zolder (BEL)Elite1/2 Finals16
2017 / Stage 3 - Zolder (BEL)EliteFinal4
2017 / Stage 2 - Papendal (NED)Elite1/2 Finals16
2017 / Stage 1 - Papendal (NED)Elite1/8-Finals34
2016 / Papendal (NED)EliteFinal7
2016 / Santiago (ARG)Elite1/4-Finals26
2015 / Rock Hill (USA)EliteFinal5
2015 / Santiago (ARG)EliteFinal2
2015 / Angelholm (SWE)Elite1/4-Finals29
2015 / Papendal (NED)EliteFinal4
2015 / Manchester (GBR)Elite1/4-Finals30
2014 / Chula Vista (USA)Elite1/2 Finals14
2014 / Santiago (ARG)EliteFinal8
2014 / Berlin (GER)Elite1/4-Finals28
2014 / Papendal (NED)EliteFinal4
2014 / Manchester (GBR)EliteFinal2
2013 / Chula Vista (USA)Elite1/4-Finals29
2013 / Papendal (NED)Elite1/4-Finals29
2013 / Santiago (ARG)Elite1/4-Finals18
2013 / Manchester (GBR)EliteFinal8
2012 / Abbotsford (CAN)EliteFinal7
2012 / Papendal (NED)EliteMotos41
2012 / Randaberg (NOR)EliteMotos38
2012 / Chula Vista (USA)Elite1/4-Finals22
2011 / Chula Vista (USA)EliteMotos40
2011 / London (GBR)EliteMotos51
2011 / Papendal (NED)EliteMotos34
" People look at BMX as if it's still a kid's sport, they don't realise it's an Olympic sport. "