El Salvador at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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El Salvador at the Olympic Games

Flag of El Salvador
IOC code  ESA
NOC Comité Olímpico de El Salvador
Website www.somosazulyblanco.com (Spanish)
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 60 (52 men and 8 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Salvador Vilanova
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

El Salvador competed in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, from 12 to 27 October 1968.

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador sent a total of 60 athletes to the Games, 52 men and 8 women, to compete in 7 sports. Swimmer Salvador Vilanova was selected to carry his nation's flag during the opening ceremony.

Competitors[edit]

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador selected a team of 60 athletes, 52 men and 8 women, to compete in 7 sports.[1] The contingent marks the largest in El Salvador's Olympic participation. Trap shooter Roberto Soundy, at age 68, was the oldest athlete of the team, while swimmer Rubén Guerrero was the youngest at age 13. Each respectively holds the distinction of being the all-time oldest and youngest Olympic participants from El Salvador.[1]

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 8 2 10
Cycling 5 0 5
Football 18 0 18
Sailing 3 0 3
Shooting 8 0 8
Swimming 8 6 14
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Total 52 8 60

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rafael Santos 100 m 11.22 8 Did not advance
José Astacio 200 m 23.13 6 Did not advance
400 m 52.9 7 Did not advance
Alfredo Cubías 800 m 2:08.7 8 N/A Did not advance
1500m 4:32.58 10 N/A Did not advance
Efraín Cordero 3000 m steeplechase 11:19.23 13 N/A Did not advance
Roberto Castellanos 20 km walk N/A 1:58:48.0 29
Ricardo Cruz 50 km walk N/A 5:56:22.0 28
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mauricio Jubis Shot put 12.92 19 Did not advance
Discus throw 36.18 27 Did not advance
Carlos Hasbún Hammer throw 37.46 22 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cecilia Sosa 100 m 13.7 7 Did not advance
80 m hurdles 12.8 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Cecilia Sosa Long jump NM N/A Did not advance
Rosario Martínez Shot put N/A 10.18 14

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Mauricio Bolaños Road race DNF AC
Francisco Funes DNF AC
David Miranda DNF AC
Juan Molina DNF AC
Mauricio Bolaños Team time trial 2:39:38.39 24
Francisco Funes
Roberto García
Juan Molina

Football[edit]

Men
Team roster

Head coach: Rigoberto Guzmán

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
1 GK Ricardo Martínez Oct 28, 1947 20  ? El Salvador Águila 1 0 55 1 0 0
2 DF Roberto Rivas Jul 17, 1941 27  ? El Salvador Alianza 3 0 270 0 0 0
3 DF Guillermo Castro Jun 25, 1940 28  ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 2 0 180 0 0 0
4 DF Edgar Morales Apr 17, 1940 28  ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 1 0 90 0 0 0
5 DF Jorge Vásquez Apr 23, 1945 23  ? El Salvador Universidad 3 0 270 0 0 0
6 DF José Ruano Sep 30, 1945 22  ? El Salvador FAS 2 0 155 1 0 0
7 FW Salvador Cabezas Feb 28, 1947 21  ? El Salvador Adler 2 0 162 1 0 0
8 DF Alberto Villalta Nov 19, 1947 20  ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 2 0 157 0 0 Red card1
9 MD José Quintanilla Oct 29, 1947 20  ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 3 0 270 0 0 0
10 FW Mauricio Rodríguez Dec 12, 1945 22  ? El Salvador Universidad 3 1 255 1 0 0
11 FW Elmer Acevedo Feb 24, 1946 22  ? El Salvador FAS 1 0 90 0 0 0
12 MD Mario Flores Sep 12, 1943 24  ? El Salvador FAS 1 0 32 1 0 Booked1
13 FW Mauricio González Sep 19, 1945 22  ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 3 0 270 0 0 0
14 MF Juan Ramón Martínez Apr 20, 1948 20  ? El Salvador Águila 3 1 151 1 2 Booked1
15 FW Víctor Azucar Sep 20, 1946 22  ? El Salvador Adler 2 0 30 0 2 0
16 MD Sergio Méndez Feb 14, 1942 26  ? El Salvador Atlético Marte 3 0 270 0 0 0
17 MD José Manuel Angel Aug 24, 1948 20  ? El Salvador Alianza 1 0 25 0 1 0
18 GK Joaquin Alabi  ? El Salvador FAS 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 GK Gualberto Fernández Jul 12, 1941 27  ? El Salvador Atlante 3 0 215 0 1 0
Group play
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5
 Israel 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 4
 Ghana 3 0 2 1 6 8 −2 2
 El Salvador 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1

1968-10-13
12:00
Israel  5 – 3  Ghana
Spiegel Goal 11' Goal 75'
Feigenbaum Goal 16' Goal 30' Goal 70'
Report Jabir Goal 18' Goal 79'
Amosa Goal 35'

1968-10-13
12:00
Hungary  4 – 0  El Salvador
Menczel Goal 19'
A. Dunai Goal 47'
Fazekas Goal 51'
Sárközi Goal 68'
Report

1968-10-15
12:00
Hungary  2 – 2  Ghana
A. Dunai Goal 15'
Menczel Goal 17'
Report Sunday Goal 12'
Sampene Goal 33'

1968-10-15
12:00
Israel  3 – 1  El Salvador
Talbi Goal 20'
Spiegler Goal 44'
Bar Goal 85'
Report Martínez Goal 35'

1968-10-17
12:00
El Salvador  1 – 1  Ghana
Rodríguez Goal 42' Report Kofi Goal 55'

1968-10-17
12:00
Hungary  2 – 0  Israel
A. Dunai Goal 40' Goal 75' Report

El Salvador did not advance to the quarterfinal.

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Carlos Ruiz Finn 37 35 36 39 42 30 35 212 34
Mario Aguilar
Manuel Escobar
Flying Dutchman 31 36 36 36 35 33 35 206 30

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Helio Castro 50 m rifle (3 positions) 1046 59
Juan Antonio Valencia 1013 62
Ricardo Menéndez 50 m rifle (prone) 578 71
Tomás Vilanova 581 74
Tito Castillo 50 m pistol 519 58
Helio Castro 50 m rapid-fire pistol 533 55
Tomás Vilanova 561 49
Roberto Soundy Trap 125 54
Andrés Amador Skeet 175 43
Ricardo Soundy 147 50

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
José Alvarado 100 m freestyle 1:02.0 8 Did not advance
Ernesto Durón 1:03.8 8 Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 59.6 8 Did not advance
José Alvarado 200 m freestyle 2:20.2 8 N/A Did not advance
Ernesto Durón 2:24.1 5 N/A Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 2:14.6 6 N/A Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 400 m freestyle 4:50.8 6 N/A Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 5:09.2 5 N/A Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 1500 m freestyle 19:36.4 6 N/A Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 100 m backstroke 1:17.4 6 Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 1:13.7 5 Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 100 m breaststroke 1:28.0 7 Did not advance
Abel Muñoz 1:19.4 6 Did not advance
Eduardo Ramos 1:31.2 6 Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 200 m breaststroke 3:02.8 8 N/A Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 100 m butterfly 1:10.1 7 Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 1:10.5 7 Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 59.6 8 Did not advance
Arturo Carranza 200 m butterfly 2:47.3 6 N/A Did not advance
Rubén Guerrero 200 m individual medley 2:37.5 8 N/A Did not advance
Friedrich Jokisch 2:41.6 7 N/A Did not advance
Salvador Vilanova 2:33.8 6 N/A Did not advance
José Alvarado
Ernesto Durón
Rubén Guerrero
Salvador Vilanova
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 4:08.3 8 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Carmen Ferracuti 100 m freestyle 1:08.5 5 Did not advance
Rosa Hasbún 1:10.0 8 Did not advance
Donatella Ferracuti 200 m freestyle 2:28.2 6 N/A Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti 100 m backstroke 1:17.8 6 Did not advance
Rosa Hasbún 1:20.5 7 Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti 200 m backstroke 2:52.6 6 N/A Did not advance
Rosa Hasbún 2:56.2 8 N/A Did not advance
María Castro 100 m breastroke 1:36.9 7 Did not advance
Celia Jokisch 1:46.6 7 Did not advance
María Moreño 1:27.2 6 Did not advance
María Castro 200 m breastroke 3:15.4 7 N/A Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti 200 m individual medley 2:44.7 6 N/A Did not advance
Donatella Ferracuti 2:48.6 6 N/A Did not advance
María Moreño 2:51.1 7 N/A Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti
Donatella Ferracuti
Rosa Hasbún
María Moreño
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 4:39.8 5 N/A Did not advance
Carmen Ferracuti
Donatella Ferracuti
Rosa Hasbún
María Moreño
4 × 100 m medley relay 5:12.6 8 N/A Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alex Martínez 56 kg 87.5 14 80.0 14 100.0 13 267.5 13
Valerio Fontanals 67.5 kg 90.0 19 95.0 =18 Did not attempt 185.0 AC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El Salvador at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games." Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved on 15 March 2014.