Dominican Republic at the Olympics
|Dominican Republic at the Olympic Games|
The Dominican Republic first participated in the Olympic Games in 1964, when Alberto Torres de la Mota ("El Gringo" ) participated in the 10th heat of the 100m competition and ran 10.9sec, finishing 6th, not qualifying for the next round.
The Dominican Republic has appeared in every one of the games since then. The Dominican Republic has never participated at the Winter Olympic Games.
The Dominican Republic has won six medals at the Olympics. Pedro Nolasco won a bronze in boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics and in 2004 Félix Sánchez won a gold in the 400 meter hurdles. In the 2008 Summer Olympics Manuel Felix Diaz won a gold medal in Boxing and Gabriel Mercedes won silver in Taekwondo. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sanchez once again won a gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles. On the same night, Luguelín Santos won silver in the 400 metres to become the youngest ever Olympic medallist in the event.
They are represented by Dominican Republic Olympic Committee.
Medals by Summer Games
|1968 Mexico City||20||0||0||0||0||–|
|1984 Los Angeles||19||0||0||1||1||43|
Medals by sport
List of medalists
|Bronze||Pedro Nolasco||1984 Los Angeles||Boxing||Bantamweight|
|Gold||Félix Sánchez||2004 Athens||Athletics||Men's 400 metre hurdles|
|Gold||Manuel Felix Diaz||2008 Beijing||Boxing||Light welterweight|
|Silver||Yulis Gabriel Mercedes||2008 Beijing||Taekwondo||Men's 58 kg|
|Gold||Félix Sánchez||2012 London||Athletics||Men's 400 m hurdles|
|Silver||Luguelín Santos||2012 London||Athletics||Men's 400 m|
- TOKYO 1964 Organizing Committee (November 1, 1964). "Official Olympic Report, 1964 Tokyo Volume 1 Part 1" (PDF). Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVIII Olympiad. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
- Diario Libre. "El Gringo Torres, en la historia de la RD" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-01-25.