The Colombian BMX cyclist Carlos Ramírez Yepes did it again as in Rio 2016 and was awarded the bronze medal at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo 2020.
The feat becomes the second medal obtained by Colombia in this edition of the Olympic Games after the silver that Luis Javier Mosquera achieved in weightlifting. The medal is number 31 in the history of the country at the Olympics
Carlos Ramírez with his second Olympic medal entered a select group of Colombian athletes who have the number of achievements in the Olympic Games. Also with two medals are: Helmut Bellingrodt, Jackeline Renteria, Óscar Figueroa, Caterine Ibargüen, Yuri Alvear and Luis Javier Mosquera.
Minutes later, Mariana Pajón achieved the silver medal in the women’s BMX branch and became the most winning Olympic athlete in the history of Colombia.
The 27-year-old Colombian rider, who started in the third lane of the starter in the final, came in third place in the BMX final behind the Dutchman Kimman who took the gold and the British Whyte who reached the silver.
While, Ecuadorian Alfredo Campo also had a historic performance and finished in fifth place. Your award is an Olympic diploma and, surely, the recognition of his people.