Colombia at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Colombia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Colombia
IOC code  COL
NOC Comité Olímpico Colombiano
Website www.coc.org.co (Spanish)
At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
Competitors 1 in 1 sports
Flag bearer Jorge Perry Villate
Medals Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Olympic history (summary)
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Colombia competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Two people traveled to represent Colombia, Emirto de Lima a musician to compete in the art competitions and marathon man Jorge Perry Villate.[1] Colombia did not have an Olympic committee but agreed to sponsor Villate to train in America for four months before the event,[2] unfortunately Villate failed to finish after feeling faint after the first 10 km.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Jorge Perry Villate Marathon DNF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colombia 1932". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 Aug 2013. 
  2. ^ "First Olympian". communicate sa. Retrieved 10 Aug 2013. 
  3. ^ "Colombian first hero". Semena. Retrieved 8 Aug 2013.