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Mariana Pajon Londoño is a Colombian cyclist born the 10 of October of 1991 in Medellin-Colombia, she is an Olympic Gold Medallist and BMX World Champion. Colombia considered her as a good representation internationally and in 2012 at the Olympics she was selected to be the flag-bearer at the closing of this games, also she was awarded with the ODB (Colombian Military Decorations).

The Beginning of a BMX Race

Daughter of Carlos Mario Pajon a runner racing and Claudia Londoño a horse rider, she also have one brother that inspire her to continue and to be perseverant. Her basic studies took place on the school "Sagrado Corazon" from Medellin, in 2010 she graduated and her dream for college is to study medicine. Mariana learned how to ride a bicycle at the age of 3, when she was 4 she began her firsts track workouts and have her first race with kids of 5 and 6 years. A lot of the members of her family do not support her on the practice of this competitive sport, her mother want her to practice horse riding or gymnastic.

The Golden Girl

Mariana Pajon has been in 14 World Champions, participated in two championships in United States and also in America Championships. Gold Medal in Medellin 2010 and also in this same year she was Gold Medal in Centro America and Caribe games. Gold Medal in Pan-American Games in Guadalajara 2011. She won an important tittle Elite Women in pen mark, she was world champion Ferrule Elite 2010-2011. World Champion Female junior in 2008-2009 and finally she won the most important award a Gold Medal in the Olympic Games in London 2012.

Community star

Mariana has done many contributions to Colombian society with her foundation "Pedaleando por un sueño" this is a non- profit organization founded in 2013 by the initiative of the Olympic gold medallist Mariana Pajon Londoño, with the intention of bringing alternatives and clear opportunities for children of Colombia to see the sport and especially the BMX, as a real alternative to life as a space for the use of leisure time and as a tool to fulfill their dreams and build country. Also she has contribute on different ways like sharing her experience with kids of different parts of the country and donating supplies

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