He made history: Luis Javier Mosquera became the seventh Colombian athlete to be a double Olympic medalist

Colombian weightlifter Luis Javier Mosquera not only made history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by giving Colombia the first medal. With his achievement in the present Olympics. reached a personal best and he became the seventh athlete in the country to become a double Olympic medalist.

Mosquera already in Rio 2016 had obtained the bronze and now he took the silver medal in the men’s 67 kilograms.

With his two medals in weightlifting Luis Javier Mosquera He entered a select group of Colombian athletes who have achieved the podium in two Olympic Games:

Mariana Pajón: BMX – Gold – London 2012 and Gold in Rio de Janeiro 2016
Óscar Figueroa: Weightlifting – Silver in London 2012 and Gold in Rio de Janeiro 2016
Caterine Ibargüen: Triple Jump – Silver in London and Gold in Rio de Janeiro 2016
Helmut Bellingrodt: Tiro – Silver at Los Angeles 1984 and Silver at Munich 1972
Jackeline Renteria: Fight – Bronze in Beijing 2008 and Bronze in London 2012
Yuri Alvear: Judo – Bronze in London 2012 and Silver in Rio de Janeiro 2016