Logan Martin hopes his historic Olympic gold medal helps put him on-side with the neighbours back home.

Two years after he built a scaled-down skate park in his backyard, the 27-year-old from the Gold Coast hinterland dominated as BMX freestyle made a riveting Games debut.

Martin, who won his second world title in June, scored 93.30 in his first medal run on Sunday at Ariake Sports Park and that was enough for gold.

A lack of local training facilities had meant Martin either had to build his own facility, which cost about $70,000, or head overseas.

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