El Salvador at the 1996 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 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
Competitors 7 (6 men and 2 women) in 5 sports
Flag bearer Juan Carlos Vargas
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

El Salvador competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, from 19 July to 4 August 1996. This was the nation's sixth appearance at the Olympics.

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador sent a total of 8 athletes to the Games, 6 men and 2 women, to compete in 5 sports. Judoka Juan Vargas was selected to carry his nation's flag during the opening ceremony.

Competitors[edit]

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador selected a team of 8 athletes, 6 men and 2 women, to compete in 5 sports.[1] Judoka Juan Vargas, at age 32, was the oldest athlete of the team, while swimmer Francisco Suriano was the youngest at age 17.

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Cycling 0 1 1
Judo 2 0 2
Swimming 2 0 2
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Total 6 2 8

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rubén Benítez 100 m 10.74 6 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Arely Franco 400 m 1:01.38 7 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Maureen Kaila Vergara Road race DNF

Track[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Maureen Kaila Vergara Points race 11 0 5

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal 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
Carlos Rodolfo Ramírez 65 kg  Pasl Lauren (FIN)
L
Did not advance =34
Juan Vargas 71 kg BYE  Saleh al-Sharrah (KUW)
L
Did not advance =21

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Francisco Suriano 100 m breaststroke 1:05.82 37 N/A Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:25.57 32 N/A Did not advance
Rubén Ernesto Pineda 100 m butterfly 56.01 37 N/A Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Francisco Cáceres 64 kg 115.0 =29 145.0 =29 260 31

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Salvador at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games." Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved on 16 March 2014.