Mexico at the Olympics

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Mexico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Mexico
IOC code  MEX
NOC Comité Olímpico Mexicano
Website www.com.org.mx (Spanish)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Mexico first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900 and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since 1924. Mexico has also participated in several Winter Olympic Games since 1928, though has never medaled in the Winter Olympics.

Mexican athletes have won a total of 62 medals - with athletics, boxing and diving as the top medal-producing sports.

The National Olympic Committee for Mexico is the Comité Olímpico Mexicano and was created in 1923.

Hosted Games[edit]

Mexico was the first Latin American nation to host the Olympic Games. 48 years after, Brazil is scheduled to become the second Latin American country to host the event, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Games Dates Nations
1968 Summer Olympics 12 October - 27 October 112

Medalists[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Eustaquio de Escandón
Manuel de Escandón
Pablo de Escandón
Guillermo Hayden Wright
France 1900 Paris Polo Men's competition
 Silver Francisco Cabañas United States 1932 Los Angeles Boxing Men's flyweight
 Silver Gustavo Huet United States 1932 Los Angeles Shooting Men's 50m rifle prone
 Bronze National team Nazi Germany 1936 Berlin Basketball Men's competition
 Bronze Fidel Ortiz Nazi Germany 1936 Berlin Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Bronze Juan Gracia
Julio Mueller
Antonio Nava
Alberto Ramos
Nazi Germany 1936 Berlin Polo Men's competition
 Gold Humberto Mariles United Kingdom 1948 London Equestrian Jumping Individual
 Gold Rubén Uriza
Humberto Mariles
Alberto Valdés
United Kingdom 1948 London Equestrian Jumping Team
 Silver Rubén Uriza United Kingdom 1948 London Equestrian Jumping Individual
 Bronze Joaquín Capilla United Kingdom 1948 London Diving Men's 10m platform
 Bronze Raúl Campero
Humberto Mariles
Joaquín Solano
United Kingdom 1948 London Equestrian Three-Day Event Team
 Silver Joaquín Capilla Finland 1952 Helsinki Diving Men's 10m platform
 Gold Joaquín Capilla Australia 1956 Melbourne Diving Men's 10m platform
 Bronze Joaquín Capilla Australia 1956 Melbourne Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Juan Botella Italy 1960 Rome Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Juan Fabila Japan 1964 Tokyo Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Gold Antonio Roldán Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's featherweight
 Gold Ricardo Delgado Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's flyweight
 Gold Felipe Muñoz Mexico 1968 Mexico City Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
 Silver José Pedraza Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics Men's 20 km Walk
 Silver Álvaro Gaxiola Mexico 1968 Mexico City Diving Men's Platform
 Silver Pilar Roldán Mexico 1968 Mexico City Fencing Women's Foil
 Bronze Agustín Zaragoza Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's Middleweight
 Bronze Joaquín Rocha Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing Men's Heavyweight
 Bronze María Teresa Ramírez Mexico 1968 Mexico City Swimming Women's 800m Freestyle
 Silver Alfonso Zamora West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Gold Daniel Bautista Canada 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Bronze Juan Paredes Canada 1976 Montreal Boxing Men's featherweight
 Silver Carlos Girón Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Joaquín Pérez Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Equestrian Jumping Individual
 Bronze David Bárcena
Manuel Mendivil
José Luis Pérez
Fabián Vázquez
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Equestrian Three-day Event Team Competition
 Bronze Jesús Gómez
Joaquin Pérez
Gerardo Tazzer
Alberto Valdés, Jr.
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Equestrian Jumping Team Competition
 Gold Ernesto Canto United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Gold Raúl González United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 50 km walk
 Silver Raúl González United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Silver Héctor López United States 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's bantamweight
 Silver Daniel Aceves United States 1984 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's flyweight
 Bronze José Youshimatz United States 1984 Los Angeles Cycling (Track) Men's points race
 Bronze Mario González South Korea 1988 Seoul Boxing Men's flyweight
 Bronze Jesús Mena South Korea 1988 Seoul Diving Men's 10m platform
 Silver Carlos Mercenario Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 50 km walk
 Bronze Bernardo Segura United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Gold Soraya Jimenez Australia 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women's 58 kg
 Silver Noé Hernández Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 20 km walk
 Silver Fernando Platas Australia 2000 Sydney Diving Men's 3m springboard
 Bronze Joel Sanchez Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 50 km walk
 Bronze Cristian Bejarano Australia 2000 Sydney Boxing Men's lightweight
 Bronze Víctor Estrada Australia 2000 Sydney Taekwondo Men's 68–80 kg
 Silver Oscar Salazar Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo Men's -58 kg
 Silver Ana Guevara Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's 400m
 Silver Belem Guerrero Greece 2004 Athens Cycling (Track) Women's points race
 Bronze Iridia Salazar Greece 2004 Athens Taekwondo Women's 49–57 kg
 Gold Guillermo Pérez China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's -58 kg
 Gold María Espinoza China 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Women's +67 kg
 Bronze Paola Espinosa
Tatiana Ortiz
China 2008 Beijing Diving Women's synchronised 10m platform
 Gold National Team United Kingdom 2012 London Football Men's tournament
 Silver German Sánchez
Ivan García
United Kingdom 2012 London Diving Men's synchronised 10m platform
 Silver Paola Espinosa
Alejandra Orozco
United Kingdom 2012 London Diving Women's synchronised 10m platform
 Silver Aída Román United Kingdom 2012 London Archery Women's archery
 Bronze Mariana Avitia United Kingdom 2012 London Archery Women's archery
 Bronze Laura Sánchez United Kingdom 2012 London Diving Women's 3m springboard
 Bronze María Espinoza United Kingdom 2012 London Taekwondo Women's +67 kg

Multiple Mexican Olympic medalists[edit]

Joaquín Capilla is the Mexican athlete with the most medals, four, and the only Mexican athlete who has obtained medals in three consecutive games, while Humberto Mariles is the only double Olympic champion, also the Mexican athlete with the most medals at a single Olympic games, with three in 1948, and got Mexico's first gold medal.

Both Paola Espinosa and María Espinoza became in 2012 the first Mexican females to have ever won 2 medals, both in consecutive games and with the latter being the first in individual competitions and with a gold medal.

Rank Athlete Sex Sport Games Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg Total
1 Joaquín Capilla M Diving Australia 1956 Melbourne 1 0 1 4
Finland 1952 Helsinki 0 1 0
United Kingdom 1948 London 0 0 1
2 Humberto Mariles M Equestrian 2 0 1 3
3 Rubén Uriza M 1 1 0 2
Raúl González M Athletics United States 1984 Los Angeles 1 1 0
5 María Espinoza F Taekwondo China 2008 Beijing 1 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 0 0 1
6 Paola Espinosa F Diving 0 1 0
China 2008 Beijing 0 0 1
7 Joaquín Pérez M Equestrian Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 0 0 2

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Numbers of medals won by Mexico at the summer Olympic games from 1896 to 2012.

     Host nation

Games Athletes Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg Total Rank
Greece 1896 Athens Did not participate
France 1900 Paris 4 0 0 1 1 20
United States 1904 St. Louis Did not participate
United Kingdom 1908 London
Sweden 1912 Stockholm
Belgium 1920 Antwerp
France 1924 Paris 13 0 0 0 0 N/A
Netherlands 1928 Amsterdam 30 0 0 0 0 N/A
United States 1932 Los Angeles 73 0 2 0 2 21
Germany 1936 Berlin 32 0 0 3 3 28
United Kingdom 1948 London 88 2 1 2 5 17
Finland 1952 Helsinki 64 0 1 0 1 34
Australia 1956 Melbourne 24 1 0 1 2 23
Italy 1960 Rome 69 0 0 1 1 41
Japan 1964 Tokyo 94 0 0 1 1 35
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 275 3 3 3 9 15
West Germany 1972 Munich 174 0 1 0 1 33
Canada 1976 Montreal 97 1 0 1 2 25
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 45 0 1 3 4 29
United States 1984 Los Angeles 99 2 3 1 6 17
South Korea 1988 Seoul 83 0 0 2 2 44
Spain 1992 Barcelona 102 0 1 0 1 49
United States 1996 Atlanta 97 0 0 1 1 71
Australia 2000 Sydney 78 1 2 3 6 40
Greece 2004 Athens 109 0 3 1 4 59
China 2008 Beijing 85 2 0 1 3 36
United Kingdom 2012 London 102 1 3 3 7 39
Total 1837 13 21 28 62 41

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg Total Rank
Athletics 3 5 2 10 41
Boxing 2 3 7 12 24
Equestrian 2 1 4 7 16
Taekwondo 2 1 3 6 5
Diving 1 6 6 13 11
Swimming 1 0 1 2 38
Football 1 0 0 1 19
Weightlifting 1 0 0 1 38
Archery 0 1 1 2 16
Cycling 0 1 1 2 35
Fencing 0 1 0 1 26
Shooting 0 1 0 1 52
Wrestling 0 1 0 1 46
Polo 0 0 2 2 5
Basketball 0 0 1 1 19
Total 13 21 28 62
  • Sport rankings in italic still not updated with the 2012 combined totals.

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg Total Rank
France 1924 Chamonix Did not participate
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz 4 0 0 0 0 N/A
United States 1932 Lake Placid Did not participate
Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Switzerland 1948 St. Mortiz
Norway 1952 Oslo
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
United States 1960 Squaw Valley
Austria 1964 Innsbruck
France 1968 Grenoble
Japan 1972 Sapporo
Austria 1976 Innsbruck
United States 1980 Lake Placid
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Canada 1988 Calgary 11 0 0 0 0 N/A
France 1992 Albertville 20 0 0 0 0 N/A
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Japan 1998 Nagano Did not participate
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 3 0 0 0 0 N/A
Italy 2006 Turin Did not participate
Canada 2010 Vancouver 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Total 42 0 0 0 0 N/A

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