Pajón in 2013
|Full name||Mariana Pajón Londoño|
|Nickname||"Tata", "Queen of BMX"|
10 October 1991 |
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
|Discipline||Bicycle Motocross (BMX)|
She won her first national title at age of 5 and her first world title at 9. Overall, she is the winner of 14 world championships, 2 national championships in the United States, 9 Latin American Championships and 10 Pan American championships. She also won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, on 10 August 2012, as well as in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She is the first Colombian to win two Olympic gold medals. Pajón's achievements in BMX have earned her the nickname "Queen of BMX".
She was selected to be the flag-bearer for Colombia at the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Opening Ceremony.
BMX Olympic champion
After being the flag-bearer for Colombia during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Pajón's first participation in the BMX event resulted in the first gold medal for Colombia during the 2012 games and the second overall in Colombia's participation in the Olympics.
In the 2016 Olympic Games Pajón defended her title and won her second Olympic gold medal and fifth overall for Colombia. With this victory, Pajón became the first Colombian athlete to win two gold medals.
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- London 2012
- Olympic Gold Medal, Women's BMX
- Rio de Janeiro 2016
- Olympic Gold Medal, Women's BMX (First Colombian to achieve 2 gold medals at the Olympic Games)
- Taiyuan 2008
- Adelaide 2009
- Pietermaritzburg 2010
- Copenhagen 2011
- Birmingham 2012
- Fifth position, Elite Women
- Auckland 2013
- Rotterdam 2014
- Medellín 2016
- Mariana Pajon. london2012.com
- Valledupar Noticias: Mariana Pajón gana Medalla de Oro para Colombia en los Juegos Olimpicos de Londres. valleduparnoticias.co (10 August 2012)
- With David Beckham watching, Mariana Pajon wins women’s BMX gold at the London Olympics. The Associated Press (10 August 2012)
- María Margarita Mendoza (29 July 2014) El francés que tiene enamorada a Mariana Pajón. elheraldo.co
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|Flagbearer for Colombia