London Olympics 2012: Olympic Review in Colombia, Model of Achievement

Colombia: Latin American Intelligentsia

Unfortunately, Colombia is one of the worst natural disasters in Latin America. Colombia faces far more internal hardships than many war-torn countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. During the post-Cold War, it was one of the two countries, and Peru, in the Western Hemisphere to continue their long war with rebel groups. In the 1960s, a conflict arose between the government and the rebel groups, led by the Revolutionary Army Army of Colombia (FARC). Since that decade, the Colombian war has killed 200,000 people and caused more than $ 15,000 in damage. During the last century, Colombia was home to five of the rebel groups, most of whom have close ties to the drug trade. Over a period of seven years, between 1984 and 1990, key political figures were killed.

Ironically, it is one of the world’s most covered countries, with the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Portuguese-speaking country Angola (South Africa). Currently, most of the biological and environmental factors are affected by narco-abusers. But that is not all. Native peoples have been killed or enslaved by rebel groups in the Amazon region. On the other hand, more than three million internally displaced persons, described by the United Nations as “the most devastating disaster for the American people”. But contrary to what you might think, these problems have not destroyed Colombia in the past decade.

In many ways, its difficult history has inspired many Colombians to win the win, from literature to sports and music. For these and other reasons, I think Colombia is a strange and interesting country on the planet.

In 1982, the Colombian writer won the Nobel Prize in Literature. This amazing land is also the birthplace of Manu Elkin Patarroyo (my favorite Colombian), among the most important of science, and Fernando Batero, whose paintings are on display in London, Paris, New York City and other Western cities.

Aside from those hard-working, Colombia is known all over the world for its players such as Shakira, Juanes and Carlos Vives – as are their beauty spots such as Luz Marina Zuluaga or Aura Maria Mojica (“Colombia’s most beautiful girl”). But it does have some notable successes at the global level, of course. Colombia’s reputation as a cautious country has been superseded by a successful tourism industry with the slogan “Colombia by Pastor”. Bogota, its modern-day friendly city, and other cities have visitors beyond Peru, Bolivia, and many peaceful republics from Latin America.

Certainly, Colombia is not a oil-rich country– like Venezuela and Ecuador — but it has Latin American potential. As a result, the country is the largest democracy – it has never collected and counted more than half a century – on the continent since the 1950s and has won praise from Washington for its war on cocaine.

But now Colombia has received praise for the Olympic revolution. Despite suffering the brutal civil war since the 1960s, South America produces the best athletes in the 21st century. Because of its problems, Colombia should be one of the bottom three Olympic teams, but there are other consequences. The weird, bizarre, controversy has never been a barrier to producing Pan American channels and Olympic medals. Probably, no other Olympic team on the planet has such a great fight and dedication. One notable theme in modern Colombian history, of course.

Like many integrated societies such as the United States, Japan, China, Spain and Britain, sports play an important role in the Colombian world. Unless you love soccer, there is a “great passion” in some sports. A number of young athletes enter athletics, gymnastics, and taekwondo. At least 80% of the national medals came from athletes, gymnasts, and weightlifting. Prior to the 21st century, however, Colombia was known abroad for producing only pedestrians, cyclists, and long distance runners – this should sound familiar to other Latin American countries.

In the Colombian Sports Gold

Many Latin American republics cannot provide much to their athletes, athletic directors, and coaches, but Colombia has been an Olympic paradise for the past years. So far as obstacles are concerned, the game is seen as one of the top priorities.

After earning its first Olympic gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Games with Maria Isabel Urrutia (woman’s weight), the nation has embarked on an ambitious program to improve the country’s Olympic Games.

In the past, Colombian executives held many international conventions, after building stadiums in cities and cities, but failed to produce world-class athletes. For the 400th anniversary of the capital of Colombia, Bogota hosted the first Bolivian Games back in the 1930s. Eight years later, in 1946, the Central American and Caribbean Games were held in Barranquilla. The city was chosen to host Bolivia’s IV Games in the early 1960s. For the next decade, in July 1971, Cali was the venue for the Six Pan American Games. A year after hosting the FINA Aquatics World Championship – the biggest event held in Latin America since 1970, Colombia won the 1975 World Cup qualifying right. Three years later, Medellin was home to the United States of America and the Caribbean. In 1982, the Soccer World Cup was held in many cities in Colombia. Since then, these efforts to promote sport have been unsuccessful. In those days, a non-profit group from Colombia was filming at home. In 1982, for example, the host country was the second country, and Cote d’Ivoire (West Africa), without winning the FIBA ​​Championship, lost their sixth match; In their one match, Colombia was defeated by USSR 143-76.

On a regular basis, this century, Colombia has invested more than $ 200 million in an Olympic project, focusing on poverty-stricken neighborhoods, drug dealers in the community, and youth crime – a key country in the fight against drug trafficking. In his efforts to fight crime violence in impoverished and war-torn areas, the sport has been vigorously restored by the government and other organizations. Today these areas have been issued a warning by the home of world-class athletes, from boxers and footballers to taekwondo athletes, athletes and long distance runners. After all, some Colombian athletes did not grow up as normal guys. However, today they want to show the good side of Colombia with their international success – in records from the media.

Since then, this budget has allowed the Colombian Olympic Committee (and other sports facilities) to give people one of the Latin American Olympic programs. On the other hand, basic education is compulsory in all schools, from Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, and Cali to Cucuta and Manizales.

In 2007, the athletes who participated in the tournament placed sixth in the XV Pan American Games in Brazil, earning 14 gold, 21 silver, and 13 bronze medals. Here, Colombia began to enrich many Latin American countries such as Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela. However, the story of the country transformed from a protected country to the Olympic Paradise when the 2010 Olympic team won a full 372-page South American sport at home, competing in 14 countries and depending on it. Fittingly, at home, sports and Colombian women won 144 gold, 124 silver and 104 bronzes. Besides earning regional awards, the Colombian athletes have made international headlines when they have won Brazil a medal number — Brazil is one of the top Olympic countries in the sprouting world and Powerhouse in soccer, judo, boating and volleyball (in and out of the coast) . After all, Colombia was the fourth Olympic team to advance to Latin America at the Pan American Games last year. Here in all eighty-eight world stores, twenty-eight gold, 25 gold, and 35 bronze.

From Basketball and Gymnastics to Waterpolo

Today, Colombia is a leader in a number of sports on the continent and in other countries as a leader in international affairs. Significant progress has been made in the following recommendations:

Basketball: The women’s national team, under the leadership of Sofia Nieto, placed sixth in the 1975 American Championship in Mexico against Canada 68-58. On the other hand, the USSR then defeated Colombia’s 92-34 holder in the FIBA ​​World Cup in the same year. But more than three decades later, the national side was one of only three regional championships. Then, the Colombian women’s players will represent South America at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara (Mexico), where they reached the semifinals – the best performance in the mid-1980s when the team became the sixth American team to win gold in the Continental Cups. In Guadalajara, Colombia they once again faced Canada – a house with women’s basketball in the Americas – but this time the Colombians dominated the game 59-67. This win puts Colombia in fourth place in the Pan American competition.

Cycling: In 2004, at the World Championships in Athens, Maria Calle became one of the first Latino athletes to become a cyclist and become one of the Olympics. For seven years, the Colombian team has won the Pan American Games of Ganadalajara (Mexico).

Gymnastics: Over the past decades, Colombian gymnasts have been defeated by athletes from Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela in the Continental competition. Now, one of the top teams is not only in the region, but in the Western Hemisphere, as well as Brazil, Canada and the United States. Colombian athletes have won awards at the latest Pan American Games, earning a continental qualification for the London Games in 2012. In Mexico, the Jossimar Orlando Calvo won gold (male on both sides) and silver (straight bars), while Colombia’s Jorge Giraldo won three silver (round art, pommel horse, matching borders). In addition, another Colombian, Jorge Pena, won the bronze in the men’s horse. In the women’s gym, Catalina Escobar placed third in the vault.

Soccer: The 2012 soccer team will be the first women’s team from Colombia to attend the Summer Olympics. Colombia’s approach to one of London’s sixteen soccer teams in 2012 began when the national championship won the winning game in the Continental Championship in Ecuador after defeating Argentina (1-0). The team was among the fourth-ranked team in the Pan Amertican Games last year. As in most Third World countries, soccer – or football – is patriotism on the Colombian soil, followed by baseball and boxing.

Taekwondo: Colombia has a particular interest in martial arts, competition at the highest level and the world’s top teams. One of the best runners in the country was Gladys Alicia Mora Romero, one of the top five women in the world in the 49-kg category at the 2004 Games. Last year, Doris Patiyo was running the Taekwondo Pan American Championship.

Tennis: Colombia began making a name for themselves in the world of tennis by winning two gold at the Pan American Games in 2011, winning most of the games in the first round and semis. The new Pan American runners were Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. In women’s tennis, Catalina Castaà ± o and Mariana Duque won bronze twice.

Track-field: During the 1970s, ’80s and’ 90s, Colombia was very popular in the region with its stars such as Eucaris Caicedo (100m, 200m, 400m), Alvaro Mejia (marathons), Domingo Tibaduiza (5,000m & I -10,000m), Jose Querubin Moreno (20km to go), Victor Mora (round, 5,000m, 10,000m), and Ximena restrepo (100m, 200m and 400m and 4x100m). Over the next century, the country produces new elite athletes – distance runners, long distance runners, long critics, race trackers and attackers. In the South American Athletics Championships, the Colombian team was the runner-up, behind Brazil. That same year, Catherine Ibarguen put the Colombian flag on the sports map as she was one of the few Latino athletes to win a place as a medalist at IAAF Global Tonam South Korea. Also, Colombia finished fifth in the Pan American competition, behind Cuba, Brazil, the United States and Mexico. Here, the visitors of the country took 17 medals – 3 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze. All three gold medals won the women’s athletes – Jennifer Padilla (400m), Ibarguen (triple jump), and Princess Oliveros (400m hurdles).

Volleyball: After decades of gradual decline, the indoor women’s side has become one of the eight most important stadiums in the Western Hemisphere in the 2010s, winning crucial games at international conventions. Its coach is Brazilian. At the 2012 Olympic World Cup on the international stage, in a shocking setting, Colombia beat Argentina – the world’s top team – before losing to Peru 3-2, in a thrilling match during the tournament. Its star Madeleine Montaà ± o is widely regarded as one of the most gifted athletes in the world of football and a top mark in world competition. American Volleyball Basketball star Monta ± ally is playing professional in the Far East.

Waterpolo: Colombia has been involved in sports since the 1970s when the water team, the captain, came in the 16th (final) of the FINA Swimming World Championship. The following years did not work well until May 2007 when the national team received the first edition of the FINA World Men’s Water Polo Development Trophy in Kuwait (Persian Gulf). The winners were Elkin Julian, Nelson Bejarano, Joaquin Ortiz, Sergio Correa Hernandez, John Andrade Lozano, Alex Monroy Henao, Alejandro Idarraga, Felipe Lizaraga Gomez, Jorge Montoya, German Gararnizo Rivera, Carlos Marin Orrein, Enzo , and Norman Rios.

Wrestling: There are a bunch of wrestlers (including women) in Bogota, Pereira, Buenaventura and other cities in Colombia. As a result, over the past few years, Colombia has won numerous international awards, including one Olympic medal presented by Jackline Renteria at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Subsequently, the national athletes earned a prize of seven dollars (2 silver and 5 bronzes) at the Pan American American Games, before Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

Strengthening Exercises: The world has been a lifting star for the world in a short period of time. Lifter Mabel Mosquera has earned national acclaim by winning the bronze at the 25th Olmpiad Games at the Greek headquarters in 2004 – the second national weight-lifting medal since 2000. In the men’s high jump, Oscar Alberto Figueroa finished fifth in the 56kg category in Athens 2004. Seven years on, he was a gold medalist in the Pan American Championship. In 2007, the country won the women’s international award, led by Leidy Yessenia Solis, in a World Cup match in Prague (Czech Republic). Then, Diego Fernando Salazar won silver at the 2008 Olympic Weight Competition in Beijing. But these wins have continued in 2011 and 2012 (Pan American Games and pre-Olympic Games). Last year, the Colombian team was placed second in the Western Hemisphere, ahead of the United States and Canada.

Colombia for summer sports

The Republic of the Republic was one of the first Latin American countries in the Olympic stage when it attended its first Olympics in California in 1932. There were national powers in the next two games in Germany and Great Britain. However, the Colombian representatives did not return to the Summer Games until 1956. Since that year, Colombia has competed in the Olympics each summer. Following his participation in Roma’60 and Tokyo’64, athletes left Bogota for Mexico City to compete in the Olympics in the late 1960s. At the time, the men’s soccer team made an international appearance in the Olympics, finishing ninth against Brazil and former Czechoslovakia.

After hosting the VI Pan American Games in 1971, Colombia sent a talented team to the Olympic Games in the Munich city of West Germany. The Colombian contingent has come to Munich with more than 70 professional athletes and women. In the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), Helmut Bellingrodt emerged as a passionate athlete following his silver medal at the 1972 Shooting Championship, the first Olympic Cup. By the end of 1972, he was the Colombian Athlete of the Year. Three years after becoming a medalist in West Germany, he became the most prominent Latino athlete in 1974 following his Swiss record.

In Munich’72, the Colombian Olympic team also holds two bronzes in the boxing match – Clemente Rojas (featherweight) and Alfonso Perez (lightweight). However, two Colombian stars, athletes Victor Mora and Alvaro Mejia, failed to win the men’s medal. Mejia finished 48th, so far Moses placed 52nd. From 1966 to 1972, Mejia had won numerous international conferences, including four golds in the Central American and Caribbean Games. In team sports, on the other hand, the soccer team – up to 19 players – also became one of the five competitors from the United States in the Olympics – Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala and the United States – after qualifying for South America in the Games.

During the 1976 summer games, Colombia turned its attention to Bellingrodt and Jorge Jaramillo, who won gold at the 1974 Central and Caribbean Games in the Dominican Republic. Both athletes did well, but did not win the award. Jaramillo – the country’s best swimmer in the 20th Century, after Pablo restrepo – was considered one of the best Latino riders in Montreal 1976. On the other hand, his Colombian athlete Bellingrodt was one of the last six athletes in the shootout competition.

Colombia did not win the Moscow Games 1980

In the early 1980s, Colombia was one of the few Americans who never stopped to play the Olympics – which was proposed by the U.S. President. Jimmy Carter– in the USSR at the time. On Soviet soil, Colombian football returned to summer games, placing 10th. Months before they started in the former Soviet Republic of Russia, they were flying to Argentina for her Olympic cup on home soil. Despite not having much competition due to the lack of overseas – among them Argentina, Ghana, Egypt – the national team did not make the semis, finishing 10th in the Olympic Basketball Tournament. On the contrary, Pablo restrepo, who was a bronze medalist in the men’s 200 meters at the Pan American Games in Puerto Rico, was the first Colombian to reach the final match in the Olympic Swimming Olympics.

At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Colombia has won its first award since 1972 when world record holder Bellingrodt came close to winning gold in the men’s (shooting) championship game. Mr Bellingrodt was one of the 39 national ambassadors on the US soil, competing in eight disciplines – archery (1), athletes (5), boxing (6), biking (5), shooting (15), swimming (1), doing body weight (5), and fighting (1). Pablo restrepo, one of the most exciting tracks from Latin America to win the award, finished sixth in the men’s 200m breaststroke in California.

In Seoul’88, the Republic of South America won bronze in the boxing match with Jorge Julio Rocha. Meanwhile, Ximena restrepo emerged as the pinnacle in the women’s 200m (track and field), finishing in 34th place in South Korea. Then, at Barcelona’92, restrepo became the first woman in South America to receive an Olympic medal in athletics when she was one of the world boxers in the 400m. During the Games at Spaniard, the Colombian side was ready for the Olympic Festival in the Latin American competition, next to Paraguay, but they did not make it to the second round.

The country’s top athletes at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 were Carlos Grisales (race), Hector Moreno (20 miles), and Daniel Reyes (boxers). The Colombian-born Greniles refugee placed 11th in the men’s race, currently his country Reyes was the last American.

The 2012 London Olympics

In the 21st century, Colombia won its first Olympic gold in the success of Maria Isabel Urrutia in the Wightlifting Championships in the Sydney Games. Prior to competing in the domestic and international weightlifting competition, Urrutia was recognized as the top performer from Latin America in 1980 and 1990, having won the 1988 Seoul Game where it ranks 20th in the Women’s Shooting, among 25 competitors .

Colombia won two bronzes on a bicycle tour and weight loss at the 25th Olmpiad Games in Greece in 2004, two medals won the women’s Olympics. In the following games, in the People’s Republic of China, the United States of America won two medals (silver and bronze) with Diego Fernando Salazar (men’s ghlifting) and Jackeline Renteria (women’s belts).

In July 2012, Colombia sent a strong delegation to London to attend the World Winter Olympics for the major Western Olympic teams. Colombian athletes will compete in the following sports: Archery, aquatics, beach volleyball, boxing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, judo, canoeing, shooting, joint swimming, diving of ten, Football, the weight of battles, and wrestling (fredown and Greco-Roman).

Almost all of the Colombian athletes were participants in the final Pan American and Native American Games, including some young people with many prizes and awards at the American and European championships. The Olympic national cycling team is one of the greatest strengths on the planet, following its success in the Pan American Games. Its main stars are Hector Paez, Maria Luisa Calle, Marlon Alirio Perez, Juan Arango, Edwin Avila, Arles Castro, Weimar Roldan, and Mariana Pujon. Calle won the national Olympic team at the 2004 Athens Games.

In track and field play, Catherine Ibarguen, one of the three winners to receive the IAAF World Championship last year, may be the first woman from Colombia to win an Olympic athlete award since the 1990s when Latin American sprinter Ximena star restrepo bronze in the Barcelonese Games. In the Olympic weight-lifting competition, Colombia has a strong chance with three Pan American gold medals, Oscar Figueroa, Mercedes Isabel Perez, and Ubaldina Valoyes. On the other hand, Doris Patiyo (women in taekwondo), Danilo Cano (men’s shoot), and Cristian Mosquera (men’s wrestling) are also very good winners in the United Kingdom.


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