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Colombia: Gold for Cyclist Mariana Pajón

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Sport, Olympics

Colombians on Twitter anxiously awaited the performance of BMX cyclist Mariana Pajón [1]. Hashtags like ORO [2] (“gold”), #ÁnimoMariana [3] (“Go Mariana”), or Mariana Pajón [4] became local Trending Topics before and after Pajón won the gold medal. With this achievement, Colombia ratifies the country's historic performance [5]at the this year's Olympics and now ranks number 33 in the current medal count [6].