Colombia at the 2008 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 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 67 in 15 sports
Flag bearer María Luisa Calle (opening)
Juan Guillermo Urán (closing)
Medals
Rank: 64
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Colombia competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The country sent 68 athletes to compete in 15 sports (archery, athletics, boxing, rowing, cycling, equestrian, artistic gymnastics, judo, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming, taekwondo, and table tennis), making this Colombia's largest ever delegation to the Olympics.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Diego Fernando Salazar Weightlifting Men's 62 kg August 11
 Bronze Jackeline Rentería Wrestling Women's freestyle 55 kg August 16

Archery[edit]

Colombia sent archers to the Olympics for the third time and first since 1992; the nation sought its first Olympic medal in the sport. Colombia qualified a full team of three women by placing ninth in the women's team event at the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships (because host China took seventh, nine teams were taken instead of the usual eight).[2] The team that Colombia sent to the Olympics was the same that competed at the Worlds: Sigrid Romero, Ana Rendón, and Natalia Sánchez.[3]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ana María Rendón Women's individual 647 10  Tonetta (ITA)
W 106 (10)–106 (9)
 Dagbaeva (RUS)
W 110–106
 Lorig (USA)
L 95–107
Did not advance
Sigrid Romero 551 62  Joo H-J (KOR)
L 98–108
Did not advance
Natalia Sánchez 643 18  Muliuk (BLR)
L 101–104
Did not advance
Ana María Rendón
Sigrid Romero
Natalia Sánchez
Women's team 1841 10 N/A  Japan (JPN) (7)
L 206–199
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Juan Carlos Cardona Marathon N/A 2:21:57 43
Daniel Grueso 100 m 10.35 4 q 10.37 8 Did not advance
200 m 21.15 7 Did not advance
Luis Fernando López 20 km walk N/A 1:20:59 9
Rodrigo Moreno 50 km walk N/A 4:03:52 34
Geiner Mosquera 400 m 46.59 7 N/A Did not advance
James Rendón 20 km walk N/A 1:24:41 31
Paulo César Villar 110 m hurdles 13.37 1 Q 13.46 3 Q 13.85 8 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rosibel García 800 m 2:01.98 2 Q N/A 1:59.38 5 Did not advance
Yomara Hinestroza 100 m 11.39 4 q 11.66 7 Did not advance
Darlenys Obregón 200 m 23.33 5 q 23.40 7 Did not advance
Bertha Sánchez Marathon N/A 2:47:02 62
Sandra Zapata 20 km walk N/A 1:36:18 35
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Zuleima Aramendiz Javelin throw 54.71 39 Did not advance
Johana Moreno Hammer throw 64.66 36 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Colombia qualified five boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Romero and Pérez qualified at the world championships.[4] Álvarez, Julio Blanco, and Rivas qualified at the second American continental qualifying tournament.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jonatan Romero Bantamweight  Mesbahi (MAR)
L 3–11
Did not advance
Darley Pérez Lightweight BYE  Talasbayev (KGZ)
W 15–4
 Tishchenko (RUS)
L 5–13
Did not advance
Eleider Álvarez Light heavyweight BYE  Jeffries (GBR)
L 5–5+
Did not advance
Deivi Julio Blanco Heavyweight N/A  M'Bumba (FRA)
L 5–11
Did not advance
Óscar Rivas Super heavyweight N/A  Pulev (BUL)
W 11–5
 Cammarelle (ITA)
L 5–9
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Santiago Botero Men's road race 6:24:01 7
Men's time trial 1:06:35 25
José Serpa Men's road race 6:26:27 41
Rigoberto Urán Did not finish

Track[edit]

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Carlos Alzate Men's individual pursuit 4:35.154 16 Did not advance
María Luisa Calle Women's individual pursuit 3:41.175 10 Did not advance
Juan Esteban Arango
Arles Castro
Juan Pablo Forero
Jairo Pérez
Men's team pursuit 4:11.397 10 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
María Luisa Calle Women's points race 13 0 4

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Héctor Páez Men's cross-country 2:06:46 26

BMX[edit]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Augusto Castro Men's BMX 36.301 7 14 5 Did not advance
Andrés Jiménez Caicedo 36.339 9 11 4 Q 13 4 Q 39.137 4
Sergio Salazar 36.145 6 15 5 Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Juan Guillermo Urán 3 m springboard 443.05 14 Q 468.90 9 Q 454.60 10
10 m platform 418.00 18 Q 436.10 12 Q 414.80 11
Víctor Ortega
Juan Guillermo Urán
10 m synchronized platform N/A 423.66 6
Women
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Diana Pineda 3 m springboard 268.85 20 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Manuel Torres Chambacunero Individual 21 72 Q 22 43 63 Did not advance 43 63

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Jorge Hugo Giraldo All-around 14.200 13.350 13.950 15.150 14.025 13.975 84.650 42 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Natalia Sánchez All-around 13.000 14.150 13.175 13.825 54.150 53 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mario Valles Men's −81 kg BYE  Anthony (AUS)
W 1010–0000
 Gontiuk (UKR)
L 0001–0110
Did not advance  Denanyoh (TOG)
W 0100–0001
 Burton (GBR)
L 0001–0110
Did not advance
Yuri Alvear Women's −70 kg N/A  Zhanzunova (KAZ)
W 1000–0000
 Hernández (CUB)
L 0100–1000
Did not advance BYE  Scapin (ITA)
W 1000–0010
 Iglesias (ESP)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rodrigo Ideus Forero Single sculls 7:56.85 5 SE/F BYE 7:29.71 2 FE 7:18.61 27

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Santiago Grillo RS:X 30 35 29 31 33 35 35 DNF 31 34 EL 293 35

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Diego Duarte Delgado Skeet 106 38 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Camilo Becerra 50 m freestyle 22.93 49 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 54.27 53 Did not advance
Julio Galofre 200 m freestyle 1:50.62 43 Did not advance
Omar Andres Pinzón 100 m backstroke 55.11 26 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:59.11 18 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:59.47 30 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:02.28 30 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:22.31 21 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Carolina Colorado 50 m freestyle 26.11 38 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:01.19 19 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 1:00.06 38 Did not advance
Erika Stewart 200 m individual medley 2:18.54 32 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Paula Medina Women's singles  Zhang M (CAN)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gladys Mora Women's −49 kg  Yang S-C (TPE)
L (−1)–0
Did not advance
Doris Patiño Women's −57 kg  Calabrese (ITA)
L 0–2
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sergio Rada −56 kg 112 14 140 12 252 12
Diego Fernando Salazar −62 kg 138 2 167 2 305 2nd
Óscar Figueroa 128 DNF DNF
Edwin Mosquera −69 kg 134 DNF DNF
Luis Miguel Pineda 132 19 167 15 299 15
Carlos Andica −85 kg 155 12 201 8 356 10
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mercedes Pérez −63 kg 97 9 120 9 217 9
Tulia Angela Medina −69 kg 106 4 124 6 230 6
Leydi Solís 105 5 135 3 240 4
Ubaldina Valoyes −75 kg 110 6 134 8 244 7

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fredy Serrano −55 kg BYE  Dabbaghi (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Jarlis Mosquera −84 kg BYE  Danko (UKR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jackeline Rentería −55 kg  Amri (TUN)
W 5–0 VT
 Van Dusen (USA)
W 3–1 PP
 Xu L (CHN)
L 0–5 VT
BYE  Pavăl (ROU)
W 5–0 VT
3rd

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