Puerto Rico at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Puerto Rico at the Olympic Games

Flag of Puerto Rico
IOC code  PUR
NOC Puerto Rico Olympic Committee
Website www.copur.pr (Spanish)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 25 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Javier Culson
Medals
Rank: 63
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Puerto Rico competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom from July 27 to August 12, 2012. This was the nation's seventeenth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

Comité Olímpico de Puerto Rico sent a total of 25 athletes to the Games, 19 men and 6 women, to compete in 8 sports. The nation's team size was roughly larger by three athletes from Beijing. This was also the youngest delegation in Puerto Rico's Olympic history, with half the team under the age of 25, and many of them were expected to reach their peak in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Four Puerto Rican athletes had competed in Beijing, including track star and pre-Olympic favorite Javier Culson, who held the record as the "world's fastest man" in the hurdles, and later became the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Canterbury Christ Church University had been selected as the team's preparation base for these Olympic games.

This was Puerto Rico's most successful Olympics, winning a total of two medals, and tying the record for the most medals with Los Angeles at a single games. Javier Culson won the nation's first ever Olympic bronze medal after 16 years in the men's hurdles. Meanwhile, Jaime Espinal became the first Puerto Rican athlete to claim an Olympic silver medal in men's freestyle wrestling, and set a historic Olympic record as the nation's second medalist after 28 years.

Medalists[edit]

Medalrty Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Espinal, JaimeJaime Espinal Wrestling Men's freestyle 84 kg August 11
 Bronze Culson, JavierJavier Culson Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles August 6

Athletics[edit]

Puerto Rican athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Eric Alejandro 400 m hurdles 49.39 4 q N/A 49.15 7 Did not advance
Héctor Cotto 110 m hurdles 14.08 8 N/A Did not advance
Javier Culson 400 m hurdles 48.33 1 Q N/A 47.93 1 Q 48.10 3rd
Enrique Llanos 110 m hurdles DNF N/A Did not advance
Miguel López 100 m BYE 10.31 5 Did not advance
Jamele Mason Vegas 400 m hurdles 49.89 5 N/A Did not advance
Samuel Vázquez 1500 m 3:49.19 14 N/A Did not advance
Wesley Vázquez 800 m 1:46.45 4 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Beverly Ramos 3000 m steeplechase 9:55.26 12 N/A Did not advance
Carol Rodríguez 400 m 52.19 2 Q 52.08 6 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jantony Ortiz Light flyweight  Sulemanu (GHA)
W 20–6
 Ayrapetyan (RUS)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Jeyvier Cintrón Flyweight  Oteng (BOT)
W 14–12
 Henriques (BRA)
W 18–13
 Aloyan (RUS)
L 13–23
Did not advance
Félix Verdejo Lightweight  Huertas (PAN)
W 11–5
 Mejri (TUN)
W 16–7
 Lomachenko (UKR)
L 9–14
Did not advance
Francisco Vargas Ramirez Light welterweight  Yigit (SWE)
L 9–13
Did not advance
Enrique Collazo Middleweight  Hartel (GER)
L 10–18
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Tommy Ramos Rings N/A 15.500 N/A 15.500 6 Q N/A 15.600 N/A 15.600 6
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Lorena Quiñones All-around 11.366 13.800 10.766 13.133 49.065 54 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Melissa Mojica Women's +78 kg  Shahrkhani (KSA)
W 0100–0000
 Ivashchenko (RUS)
L 0000–0101
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
José Torres Laboy Double trap 127 21 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Puerto Rican swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the 200 m freestyle and 50 m freestyle events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST))[3][4] Vanessa García and Raúl Martínez, were invited to the directly by the International Swimming Federation, to participate in the 50 m freestyle and 200 m freestyle respectively.[5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Raúl Martínez Colomer 200 m freestyle 1:54.23 38 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vanessa García 50 m freestyle 25.58 29 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Lely Burgos, did not obtain the qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games directly in the Americas Olympic Qualifying, but for her effort, she was invited directly by the International Weightlifting Federation.[6]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Lely Burgos Women's −48 kg 65 11 92 10 157 11

Wrestling[edit]

Puerto Rico has qualified three quota places.

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Franklin Gómez −60 kg  Kudukhov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance  Dutt (IND)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 15
Francisco Soler −74 kg BYE  Burroughs (USA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance BYE  Gentry (CAN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Jaime Espinal −84 kg BYE  Dick (NGR)
W 3–1 PP
 Marsagishvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
 Gattsiev (BLR)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Sharifov (AZE)
L 0–3 PP
2nd

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