Mariana Pajón

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Mariana Pajón
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Personal information
Full name Mariana Pajón Londoño
Nickname "Tata", "Queen of BMX"
Born (1991-10-10) October 10, 1991 (age 23)
Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)[1]
Team information
Discipline Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
Role Rider

[1][1]

Mariana Pajón Londoño ODB (born 10 October 1991 in Medellín) is a Colombian cyclist, Olympic Gold Medalist and BMX World Champion.[2]

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 Gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, on 10 August. Pajon's achievements in BMX have earned her the nickname "Queen of BMX"[3]

She was selected to be the flag-bearer for Colombia at the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Opening Ceremony.[4]

Personal life[edit]

in 2013, Pajón started dating French BMX rider Vincent Pelluard[5]

BMX Olympic champion[edit]

After being the flag-bearer for Colombia during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Pajon'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.[3]

After achieving a splendid 1st position in all three runs of the Semifinals, Pajon won with a time of 37.706 seconds during the final.[6]

Awards[edit]

Olympics[edit]

  • London 2012
    • 1st Olympic Gold Medal, Women's BMX (2nd Colombian gold medal at an olympic game)

World Championships[edit]

  • Adelaide 2009
    • Arc en ciel.png World Champion, Junior Women
    • Arc en ciel.png World Champion, Junior Women Cruiser
  • Copenhagen 2011
    • Arc en ciel.png World Champion, Elite Women
    • Bronze Bronze Medal, Elite Women's Time Trial
  • Rotterdam 2014
    • Arc en ciel.png World Champion, Elite Women
    • Bronze Bronze Medal, Elite Women's Time Trial

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
María Luisa Calle
Flagbearer for  Colombia
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent