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This Is how olympic medals are earned

Colombia has earned a total of 8 medals (represented by each figure) in the weightlifting category at the Olympic Games since 2000 when María Isabel Urrutia won gold. The height at which each weight is lifted corresponds to a different type of medal: the highest is gold, the middle is silver, and the lowest is bronze.

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April 4, 2021.

In the history of the Summer Olympics, Colombia has secured 29 medals: 5 gold, 9 silver, and 15 bronze. Without a doubt, their best performance was in 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, where they earned 3 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals. Among their standout athletes are BMX rider Mariana Pajón (with two golds), weightlifter Óscar Figueroa (with one gold and one silver), and athlete Catherine Ibargüen (with one gold and one silver).

In weightlifting, Colombia has excelled since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney when María Isabel Urrutia won gold, up to Óscar Figueroa’s gold in Rio de Janeiro. Along the way, they have produced other great athletes like Mabel Mosquera, Diego Salazar, Leidy Solís, Ubaldina Valoyes, and Luis Mosquera. Learn more about these achievements here.

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