Dominican Republic at the 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)
Olympic history
Summer Games

The Dominican Republic first participated in the Olympic Games in 1964, when Alberto Torres de la Mota ("El Gringo" )[1] participated in the 10th heat of the 100m competition and ran 10.9sec, finishing 6th, not qualifying for the next round.[2]

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.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1964 Tokyo 1 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 20 0 0 0 0
1972 Munich 5 0 0 0 0
1976 Montreal 10 0 0 0 0
1980 Moscow 6 0 0 0 0
1984 Los Angeles 19 0 0 1 1 43
1988 Seoul 16 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 32 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 16 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 13 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 33 1 0 0 1 54
2008 Beijing 25 1 1 0 2 46
2012 London 35 1 1 0 2 46
Total 3 2 1 6 73

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Boxing 1 0 1 2
Athletics 2 1 0 3
Taekwondo 0 1 0 1
Total 3 2 1 6

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Pedro Nolasco United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Bantamweight
 Gold Félix Sánchez Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 metre hurdles
 Gold Manuel Felix Diaz China 2008 Beijing Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Light welterweight
 Silver Yulis Gabriel Mercedes China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's 58 kg
 Gold Félix Sánchez United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles
 Silver Luguelín Santos United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 m

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Diario Libre. "El Gringo Torres, en la historia de la RD" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-01-25.