Dominican Republic at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Dominican Republic at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Dominican Republic
IOC code  DOM
NOC Comité Olímpico Dominicano
Website www.colimdo.org (Spanish)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 35 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Gabriel Mercedes (opening)
Félix Sánchez (closing)
Medals
Rank: 46
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

The Dominican Republic competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's thirteenth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

The Dominican Republic Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Dominicano, COD) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games. A total of 35 athletes, 15 men and 20 women, competed in 10 sports. For the first time in Olympic history, Dominican Republic was represented by more female than male athletes. Women's volleyball was the only team-based sport in which Dominican Republic had its representation in these Olympic games. Among the sports played by the athletes, Dominican Republic marked its Olympic debut in artistic gymnastics.

The Dominican Republic team featured promising athletes: Felix Sánchez, track star in the hurdles and former Olympic gold medalist, Luguelín Santos, world junior champion, and gold medalist at the first Youth Olympic Games, and Gabriel Mercedes, Olympic silver medalist in the men's taekwondo event at Beijing. Among these athletes, two of them won the nation's only medals in athletics at the London games. Felix Sánchez also managed to repeat his gold medal streak from Athens in the men's 400 m hurdles event. Luguelín Santos, on the other hand, settled for the silver instead in the men's 400 metres, behind Grenada's Kirani James. Gabriel Mercedes, being the only medalist to return for his second Olympic appearance, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Sanchez, FelixFélix Sánchez Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles 6 August
 Silver Santos, LuguelinLuguelín Santos Athletics Men's 400 m 6 August

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 8 3 11
Boxing 3 0 3
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Judo 0 1 1
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 1 0 1
Taekwondo 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 12 12
Weightlifting 0 2 2
Total 15 20 35

Athletics[edit]

Félix Sánchez at the 2012 London Olympics

The Dominican Republic had qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2]

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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Winder Cuevas 400 m hurdles 50.15 SB 6 Did not advance
Carlos Jorge 200 m 21.02 6 Did not advance
Félix Sánchez 400 m hurdles 49.24 1 Q 47.76 SB 1 Q 47.63 SB 1
Luguelín Santos 400 m 45.04 1 Q 44.78 1 Q 44.46 2
Gustavo Cuesta
Joel Mejía
Arismendy Peguero
Félix Sánchez
Luguelín Santos
Yon Soriano
4×400 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lavonne Idlette 100 m hurdles 13.60 5 Did not advance
Mariely Sánchez 200 m 23.20 SB 6 Did not advance
Raysa Sánchez 400 m 52.47 5 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

The Dominican Republic has qualified boxers for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
William Encarnación Bantamweight  Lemboumba (GAB)
W 15–6
 Ouadahi (ALG)
L 10–16
Did not advance
Wellington Arias Lightweight  Marriaga (COL)
W 17–8
 Lomachenko (UKR)
L 3–15
Did not advance
Junior Castillo Middleweight  Ogogo (GBR)
L 6–13
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Yamilet Peña Floor 12.300 N/A 12.300 72 Did not advance
Vault N/A 14.699 N/A 14.699 5 Q N/A 14.516 N/A 14.516 6

Legend: Q = qualified for individual final*

Judo[edit]

The Dominican Republic has qualified 1 judoka

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
María García Women's −52 kg BYE  Müller (LUX)
L 0002–1011
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

The Dominican Republic has qualified one quota place in the men's trap event;[3]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Sergio Pinero Trap 118 20 Did not advance
Double trap DNS Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nicholas Schwab 200 m freestyle 1:53.41 37 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dorian McMenemy 100 m butterfly 1:05.78 41 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

The Dominican Republic has qualified 1 athlete.

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
Lin Ju Men's singles BYE  Kim S-N (PRK)
W 4–3
 Freitas (POR)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Gabriel Mercedes has ensured a quota place for the Dominican Republic in the men's 58 kg by reaching the top 3 of the 2011 WTF World Qualification Tournament.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gabriel Mercedes Men's −58 kg  Al-Kubati (YEM)
L 3–8
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

The Dominican Republic has qualified one women's team for the indoor tournament.

  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Women's indoor tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Dominican roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] view · talk

Head coach: Brazil Marcos Kwiek

Russia and Dominican Republic women's volleyball teams at the 2012 London Olympics
Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
1 Vargas, AnnerysAnnerys Vargas 7 August 1981 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 327 cm (129 in) 320 cm (130 in) Puerto Rico Criollas de Caguas
3 Eve, Lisvel ElisaLisvel Elisa Eve 10 September 1991 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 315 cm (124 in) Dominican Republic Mirador Volleyball
5 Castillo, BrendaBrenda Castillo (L) 5 June 1992 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 245 cm (96 in) 230 cm (91 in) Dominican Republic San Cristóbal
7 Marte, NiverkaNiverka Marte 19 October 1990 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 283 cm (111 in) Dominican Republic Deportivo Nacional
8 Arias, CandidaCándida Arias 11 March 1992 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Dominican Republic San Cristóbal
9 Nunez, SidarkaSidarka Núñez 25 June 1984 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Dominican Republic Club Malanga
10 Cabral, MilagrosMilagros Cabral (C) 17 October 1978 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 320 cm (130 in) Dominican Republic Los Cachorros
12 Echenique, KarlaKarla Echenique 16 May 1986 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Dominican Republic Deportivo Nacional
13 Rondon, CindyCindy Rondón 12 November 1987 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Dominican Republic Mirador Volleyball
14 Rivera, PrisillaPrisilla Rivera 29 December 1984 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Dominican Republic San Pedro
17 Mambru, GinaGina Mambrú 21 January 1986 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Dominican Republic Los Cachorros
18 Cruz, BethaniaBethania de la Cruz 13 May 1987 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Dominican Republic Deportivo Nacional
Group play
Qualified for the quarter-finals
 
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 14 5 0 15 4 3.750 459 352 1.304
2  Italy 13 4 1 14 5 2.800 442 368 1.201
3  Japan 9 3 2 11 6 1.833 401 335 1.197
4  Dominican Republic 6 2 3 8 9 0.889 374 362 1.033
5  Great Britain 2 1 4 3 14 0.214 295 396 0.745
6  Algeria 1 0 5 2 15 0.133 252 410 0.615
28 July 2012
16:45
v
Italy  3 – 1  Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Zorica Bjelić (SRB), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
Report(s): report statistics
25
23
25
25
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
17
25
19
15
76
30 July 2012
14:45
v
Dominican Republic  1 – 3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,800
Referee(s): Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Karin Zahorcova (CZE)
Report(s): report statistics
23
15
26
22
86
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
25
24
25
99
1 August 2012
09:30
v
Dominican Republic  0 – 3  Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 9,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
Report(s): result statistics
20
19
23
62
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
3 August 2012
16:45
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Mohamad Shaaban (EGY), Janpen Jirakakul (THA)
Report(s): result statistics
9
18
19
46
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
5 August 2012
09:30
v
Algeria  0 – 3  Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (USA), Brian McDougall (GBR)
Report(s): result statistics
15
16
13
44
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
Quarter-final
7 August 2012
19:00
v
United States  3 – 0  Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Jarpen Jirakakul (THA)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
14
21
22
57

Weightlifting[edit]

The Dominican Republic has qualified 2 women.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Beatriz Pirón Women's −48 kg 77 7 90 11 167 9
Yuderqui Contreras Women's −53 kg 94 DNF DNF

References[edit]