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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mariana Pajon of Colombia raised her BMX bike triumphantly in the air, another Olympic gold medal securely in hand. China Jerseys Authentic .Minutes later, American rider Connor Fields fell to his knees after crossing the finish line first in the mens final.The United States isnt used to winning gold in this event, even if BMX traces its roots to Southern California.BMX racing at the Rio de Janeiro Games came to a close Friday with Pajon successfully defending her gold and the United States claiming its first Olympic title in the unpredictable action sport.There was kind of a point where I exited the last corner and realized I was winning, said a smiling Fields, his new medal draped around his neck. I was like, `Get to the line! Get to the line! I crossed that finish line and dropped to my knees. I couldnt believe it.American riders had already claimed a podium finish when Alise Post took silver behind Pajon. The United States had been shut out from the medal stand in 2012 in London.Stefany Hernandez of Venezuela won the bronze on Friday.Pajon had an impressive run in Rio, winning all three of her semifinal heats. She finished the nearly quarter-mile course filled with bumps and turns in 34.093 seconds, beating Post by .342 seconds.My first gold was huge. But two is amazing, said Pajon, struggling to find words after the race.A legion of vocal fans wearing Team Colombia shirts or waving Colombias yellow, blue and red flags filled in any blanks.Mariana! Mariana! cried out fans elbowing each other for Pajon autographs near the finish line.Shes a star in Colombia, so much so that a BMX track has been named in her honor. She won a world title on that course in May.Pajon will take home a bigger prize when she returns to Medellin.I felt like I was home. I felt like I was in Colombia, Pajon said.Fields was looking forward to returning to his mothers house in Las Vegas to make room in the garage for another prize. On the wall is a goal he wrote out as a teenager, written with a Sharpie.It reads: One day, Ill become an Olympic champion.If only my 14-year-old self could see this now, Fields recounted.Fields completed the course in 34.642 seconds, holding off Dutch rider Jelle van Gorkom by .674 seconds.It had been a trying few months for Fields, who broke a bone in his left hand in the spring. He only returned to the bike in June, and needed a special brace to compete in Rio.In the final, Fields said he got off to the best start of his career, going 1-2 with Long out of the important first turn before breaking ahead.I would be lying if I said there werent any dark times, Fields said about coming back from injury. They say adversity makes you stronger if you let it.There was a photo finish for third, with Carlos Ramirez Yepes of Colombia just edging out the United States Nic Long for the bronze. Officials went to a video replay to determine that medal.Still, it was a banner day for the United States.Connor is the first (American) gold medalist in BMX. And Im very, very proud, this is the top womens result, said Post, holding up her silver medal. I think we can only go forward from here and be proud of our team.BMX power Australia had a disappointing showing. Medal favorite Caroline Buchanan didnt make the final after slipping in the first turn of her third womens semifinal heat. Teammate Sam Willoughby, the 2012 silver medalist, finished sixth in the mens final.Willoughby and Post are engaged, with a wedding date set for April.My heart is with Sam ... But its BMX. Its one of those sports where anything can happen, Post said. I guess well go home and discuss it over dinner with the dog.---Online:AP Summer Games: http://summergames.ap.org/---Follow Genaro Armas at: https://twitter.com/GArmasAP Cheap Jerseys USA . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. http://www.chinajerseysnfls.com/ .Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Unified flyweight world titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada, who has not fought since September 2015, mainly because of a severe hand injury, vacated one of his belts on Wednesday.According to the WBA, Estrada sent the organization a letter via his promoter, Zanfer Promotions, notifying it of his decision. He has not yet formally renounced his WBO version of the flyweight title, though he probably will and then move up in weight when he is ready to return to the ring.There is no reason expressed (in the letter) other than he needs time to decide his future in the sport, WBA president Gilberto Mendoza Jr. told ESPN.com. He appreciated the relationship with our association and also said at the time he is ready he will come back to us.Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs), 26, of Mexico, lost a highly competitive action-packed decision to Roman Chocolatito Gonzalezz challenging him for a junior flyweight title in a 2012 fight of the year contender.dddddddddddd In his next fight, Estrada moved up to flyweight and earned a split decision against Brian Viloria to claim two flyweight belts.Estrada made five successful defenses of the unified title, beating quality opponents such as former world titleholders Giovani Segura and Hernan Tyson Marquez as well as Milan Melindo. In his most recent fight, Estrada knocked out Marquez in the 10th round.There has been talk of a possible rematch between Estrada and Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs), who went on to win titles at flyweight and junior bantamweight (this past Saturday night) to go along with his wide recognition as the pound-for-pound king. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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