The story of Mariana Pajón in her three medals at the Olympic Games


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The story of Mariana Pajón in her three medals at the Olympic Games

The Colombian bike rider, Mariana Pajón, hung the silver medal in the BMX test of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and reached three medals in the sports competitions after the gold obtained in London 2022 and Rio 2016.

The sports history of Colombia will have Pajón in the highest echelon after getting three medals in his presentations at the Olympic Games. Being number 1 in her best moment and being crowned multiple champion of the discipline in the competitions that she has contested classify her as a legend for Colombian sports.

His record, ranging from titles in national championships to major events such as the South American, Pan American, Central American and Caribbean Games, Bolivarians, have the ‘cherry on top’ with the three gold medals in the most important event for the sport.

London 2012 was the first challenge for the Colombian in the Olympics. That year, she started her way through the rankings on August 8, placing third, but in Semifinal 2 she finished first to earn her place in the decisive race. On Friday, August 10, she hung her first medal after setting a time of 37,706 to place first ahead of Sarah Walker (NZL) and Laura Smulders (NED).

Four years later, in Rio de Janeiro, she dominated all the events from start to finish and on August 19 she became the first national athlete to win two gold medals at the Olympic Games. Her time in the final was 34,093 to beat Alise Post (USA) and Stefany Hernández (VEN).

This year in Tokyo 2020 she passed without problems the quarter-final rounds, the semifinals and in the final race she gave everything but was narrowly surpassed by the runner from Great Britain.. This way Pajón presented the country with the third medal so far in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


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