Gold medal for Martha Bayona in the 500m race
TheMartha Bayona, of Santander, won the gold on Saturday in the 500m at the Cycling Nations Cup, which is being held in Glasgow (UK).
This time the Colombian won the 500 meters with a time of 33.473 seconds. She overtook Italian Miriam Vessy in second place with 378 thousand, and Dutch 400 Kira Lamperink in third place.
Bayona won two medals in Glasgow, where on Friday she added a bronze in sprint (sprint), after defeating Ukraine’s Olina Starikova.
On this occasion, he won the first round with 39 thousandths, and in the second, by 313 points, and ascended to the podium.
In this way, 26-year-old Bomanguesa, currently based in Medellin and competing in the Antioquia League, was certified as one of the leaders of the Colombian delegation, along with young Cristian Ortega, who this week won the 1km/h test.
The Colombian runner won the final, ahead of French Melvin Landerno and Spain’s Alejandro Martinez.
Ortega won with a time of 1: 00.325, beating Landerno by 375 and Martinez by 507.
Colombia is second in the competition’s provisional medal table with two gold and one bronze, behind France which has added two gold and three bronze medals so far.
Moreover, other cycling powers took the gold medal such as Germany, Italy, Holland, Canada and Australia.
From Saint Martin to Medellin
Growing up on the dusty streets of the San Martín neighborhood of Bucaramanga, Martha Bayona Pineda has today established herself as the best sprinter in the country and one of the best in the world.
Winner of the 2017 Vanguard Athlete of the Year, Bayona has excelled at cranks since she was very young. As Pedro Bayona told this editing room at the time, his first competition was when he was five years old in Commune 9, where he “beat the kids”.
Going through the training process, he was combining track and road competitions, and he managed to stand out too. Showing her greatest virtue: speed, Martha won stages and packet races, even taking part in three laps of the future, crowning herself as the Flying Objectives champion in two of them.
With this unconditional support, Martha began to introduce herself in the country and in 2012, at the age of 17, she joined her first team in Colombia and made her debut at the Pan American Junior Championships in Guatemala, winning two gold and one silver.
She went to her world first at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand where she was eighth. She then played her first World Cup in Cali, winning the bronze medal in the team sprint with Giuliana Gaviria.
Fate wanted him to emigrate to Medellin, where he arrived thanks to his talent and the support she received from the family of Puerta Gaviria (husbands and also Pisteros Fabian Puerta and Giuliana Gaviria).
Since then, Bayona has achieved a record that includes medals at the World Championships, at the Nations Cup, at the Pan American Games, at the South American Games, at the Central American Games and at the National Games, among others. Similarly, he represented Colombia in the 2016 London Olympics.
At the start of the season, and without much time to rest, Bayona expressed his athletic focus on qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, having missed the 2021 Tokyo Games.
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