Mariana Pajón was officially included in the Latin American edition of the Guinness World Records 2023 book, for being the woman with the most BMX Olympic medals won in history.
The woman from Antioquia, who holds two gold medals, won at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and one silver, at Tokyo 2020, in addition to becoming a world benchmark in her sport, obtained her first Guinness World Record, as recognition to her great sports career and her excellence as an Olympic athlete.
“At 31 years old, she is the world leader in her discipline, becoming one of the influential women in Colombia who has marked the history of sports and the world,” said the Guinness World Records organization.
In this regard, the Colombian athlete indicated that from a very young age she was fond of world records, in addition to feeling that she fulfilled an achievement and dream of her sports career.
“Having a record is a dream come true, I remember asking for the Guinness Book of Records every year for Christmas or my birthday, because I liked to see incredible people with spectacular achievements and talents; that always caught my attention and now receiving mine seems like a dream (…) I fulfilled the dream of winning the Olympic medals, but much more can be done, like leaving a legacy and that’s why this is incredible”.
Mariana Pajón, apart from being aware of her foundation, Pedaleando Por Un Sueño, is preparing to face the Olympic qualification towards Paris 2024
Mariana’s endorsement includes, in addition to the three Olympic medals, 18 BMX world championships (nine of them with a medal and UCI rainbow diver); two golds at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara 2011 and Lima 2019; five golds in the South American Games; 13 golds in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups, being her champion of the season in 2013, 2015 and 2021; two golds in the Central American and Caribbean Games, and four golds in the Bolivarian Games, among others.
Mariana Pajón in her sports career has always been an example of excellence, discipline and perseverance for future generations of Colombian athletes.
Source: Federacion Colombiana de Ciclismo