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THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES


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History…………………………………………………………………………................................................1

Colombia gold medal winner…………………………………………………………………………………..….2

Interview Mariana Pajon……………………………………………………………………………………………..3

Colombia silver medal winner……………………………………………………………………………………..5

Colombia bronze medal winner………………………………………………………………………………...6


HISTORY

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he idea of holding ​ a Pan American

Games came from the Central American and Caribbean Games, held since the twenties. In 1932, he made a​ first proposal. The first Games were to be held in Buenos Aires in 1942, but because of World War IIhad to be postponed until 1951. Since then, they have held every four years, with participation of more than 5,000 athletes from 42 countries in the latest edition. Throughout more than 50 years, the Pan American Games never stopped play and went through cities all areas of the continent. From the far north as Winnipeg (Canada), hosted two editions of the event, 1967 and 1999, to the south, like Mar Del Plata (Argentina) which hosted the Games in 1995. In the middle of this road, the Pan American Games also visited Mexico City

Besides this, also passed through Brazil. In 1963, Paul received the fourth edition of the competition. The event was a success, mobilizing the city about to gather about 40 thousand people in the Opening Ceremony, held at the Pacaembu Stadium. In each edition, the Pan American Games were growing in size and importance. In less than half a century, the event doubled the number of countries, athletes and ways to become a major global sporting competitions calendar


THE BICICROSISTA WON THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES AND LOOK ENSHRINED IN THE OLYMPICS.

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COLOMBIA GOLD MEDAL WINNER ariana Paj贸n achieved the first gold of his

career in these just in the 400-meter track on the outskirts of Guadalajara, metal that gives the possibility to reach delegation tricolor eight gold's, six silvers and seven bronzes. No problem and more than four machines ahead of the second, the American Arielle Martin, and third, Argentina's Maria Diaz, Paj贸n hung gold. The Colombian did not pull over. Once he was winning he did was slow down and avoid a bad move that will produce a fall. "There is the happiest moment of triumph. Now, I'll get the medal in the Olympics, "said the girl just turned 20 years. His compatriot Andrea Zuluaga finished seventh. In men's competition, the Colombian Andres Jimenez took the third box, behind American Evan Fields and Nicholas Long, gold and silver, respectively.

The gold medal at the Pan American Games is the last seat that has the Colombian brokerage towards the Olympics. From now on will be a unique preparation for that event, leaving behind which is the current world ranking of number 4, which has won 13 world titles, nine Latinos, two U.S. national tournament and has won gold medals in events Olympic cycle as the Bolivarian Games, South American, Central American and Caribbean.


INTERVIEW MARIANA PAJON - How was the competition where Pan was champion?

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It was very difficult. However, I had a great start where they could get out unlike my opponents, but beyond that, was trying to control the race from start to finish. - Did you think at some point that eluded him the medal?

Not at all, always trusted in my condition and I could prove. Obviously I'm in a changing sport where anything can happen, however, I felt very well and was exciting to give joy to the country.

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Were you aware of the involvement of other Colombians in the Pan?

Sure, it was exciting to be with all Colombians gathered in the village saw the participation of others, was an awesome joy every time someone jumped into the field. I think we all committed to the cause and we found out later.

What remains to Mariana this year?


COLOMBIA SILVER MEDAL WINNER F

igueroa scored a time of 10:10.14 minutes and

gave Colombia's first medal in the 3,000 m steeplechase since this test is introduced in Indianapolis Pan American Games-1987.

"It was my best season and although silver is a great thing, I'm not entirely happybecause I came to find the mark for the Olympics and could not," said the Colombian,on a test that has a world record of 8: 58:51, the Russian Gulnara Samitova, far fromthe days of Pan.


DANIEL PINEDA WON THE BRONZE MEDAL TENTH COLOMBIA

Daniel Pineda bronze medal winner for Colombia in Archery on the eighth day of competition of the Pan American Games Guadalajara. Risaralda goalkeeper Daniel Pineda gave the first day satisfaction the Colombian delegation at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara are met, then made ​to the individual bronze medal. Nationally, only 17 years old, is located well within the major activity on the continent, especially when left on the road to the great Mexican champion favorite in right, Juan Rene Serrano, seven to one. "It was a bronze medal, but it's like gold because he was fourth in the Olympics. It feels very bacana" said the Colombian.


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