Venezuela at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Venezuela at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  VEN
NOC Comité Olímpico Venezolano
Website www.cov.net.ve (Spanish)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 109 in 20 sports
Flag bearer María Soto (opening)
Dalia Contreras (closing)
Medals
Rank: 80
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Venezuela competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics which was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Dalia Contreras Taekwondo Women's 49 kg August 20

Archery[edit]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Leidys Brito Women's individual 628 36  Wu H-J (TPE) (29)
W 104–98
 Narimanidze (GEO) (4)
L 98–111
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

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
José Acevedo 200 m 21.06 5 Did not advance
Luis Fonseca Marathon N/A DNF
Edward Villanueva 800 m 1:47.64 6 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
María González Javelin throw 50.51 48 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Venezuela qualified six boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Manzanilla and Blanco were the first to qualify, earning spots at the 2007 World Championships.[1] Bermúdez, Sánchez, and González qualified at the first American qualifying tournament.[2] Payares was the last to qualify, doing so at the second qualifier.[3]

The team's record in Beijing was 3-6, with only Héctor Manzanilla winning more than one bout. Both Manzanilla and Alfonso Blanco made the quarterfinals, but neither managed to win their bout.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Eduard Bermúdez Light flyweight  Zou (CHN)
L 2–11
Did not advance
Héctor Manzanilla Bantamweight  I Samir (GHA)
W 13–10
 Han S-C (KOR)
W 17–6
 Julie (MRI)
L 9–13
Did not advance
Jonny Sánchez Light welterweight BYE  Sapiyev (KAZ)
L 3–22
Did not advance
Alfonso Blanco Middleweight BYE  Casimiro (DOM)
W 18–7
 Sutherland (IRL)
L 1–11
Did not advance
Luis González Light heavyweight BYE  Szellő (HUN)
L RSC
Did not advance
José Payares Super heavyweight N/A  Ouatah (ALG)
L 5-7
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Both Venezuelan boats progressed to the semifinals, but finished last and did not advance to the final.

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
José Giovanni Ramos
Gabriel Rodríguez
Men's K-2 500 m 1:34.220 8 QS 1:37.285 9 Did not advance
Zulmarys Sánchez Women's K-1 500 m 1:57.728 7 QS 2:02.764 9 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

The top finish from a Venezuelan road racer was the 30th place from Jackson Rodríguez in the men's race. Neither woman managed to finish within ten minutes of the leader.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jackson Rodríguez Men's road race 6:26:17 30
Danielys García Women's road race 3:43:25 54
Angie González 3:43:25 57

BMX[edit]

Venezuela sent former cruiser (22") world champion Jonathan Suárez to compete in BMX. He finished 8th in seeding, but finished 8th in the first of three quarterfinal races and could not advance.

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Jonathan Suárez Men's BMX 36.325 8 17 5 Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Ramón Fumadó was in position to qualify for the semifinals after the first two dives, but fell behind and finished ten points short.

Men
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ramón Fumadó 3 m springboard 419.05 21 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Pablo Barrios Sinatra Individual 9 =52 14 23 50 Q 20 43 =44 Did not advance 43 =44

Fencing[edit]

Venezuela sent a seven-person fencing team to Beijing, but they combined to win just two matches. Considering the team included the #1 ranked men's épée fencer, Silvio Fernández, this was somewhat of a disappointment. Fernandez won his opening match, but then lost to a Hungarian opponent in the second round. The other win came from the men's épée team, who lost their quarterfinal, but won a placement match against Korea before ending up in 6th place overall.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Silvio Fernández Individual épée BYE  Inostroza (CHI)
W 15–11
 Boczko (HUN)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Rubén Limardo BYE  Chumak (UKR)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Wolfgang Mejías  Torkildsen (NOR)
L 11–12
Did not advance
Silvio Fernández
Francisco Limardo
Rubén Limardo
Wolfgang Mejías
Team épée N/A BYE  France (FRA)
L 33–45
Classification semi-final
 South Korea (KOR)
W 45–38
5th place final
 Hungary (HUN)
L 25–40
6
Carlos Bravo Individual sabre  Koniusz (POL)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
María Martínez Individual épée N/A  Lamon (SUI)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Mariana González Individual foil BYE  Varga (HUN)
L 2–15
Did not advance
Alejandra Benitez Individual sabre BYE  Jóźwiak (POL)
L 11–15
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Venezuela sent two gymnasts to Beijing, with José Luis Fuentes managing to make the final in both the men's all-around and pommel horse events. Fuentes finished last of the finalists in the pommel horse final and 22nd of 24 in the all-around final. Jessica Lopez did not advance to a final.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
José Luis Fuentes All-around 14.150 15.525 14.850 15.675 15.375 14.750 90.325 15 Q 14.175 13.650 13.900 15.250 15.175 14.150 86.300 22
Pommel horse N/A 15.525 N/A 15.525 2 Q N/A 14.650 N/A 14.650 8
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Jessica López All-around 13.450 13.800 14.375 14.050 56.175 43 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Seven judokas represented Venezuela in Beijing, putting up an overall record of 6-10. None managed to advance beyond the quarterfinals in the main draw, and only Flor Velázquez progressed to the repechage semifinals, but lost to a Kazakhstani opponent, falling one bout short of a chance at a medal.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals 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
Javier Guédez −60 kg BYE  Techov (LTU)
W 1000–0000
 Williams-Murray (USA)
W 1000–0000
 Houkes (NED)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance BYE  Will (CAN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Ludwig Ortíz −66 kg  Dias (POR)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Richard Leon −73 kg N/A  Si Rg (CHN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
José Camacho −90 kg N/A  Grekov (UKR)
W 1000–0000
 Santos (BRA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Albenis Rosales −100 kg N/A  Jang S-H (KOR)
L 0001–1010
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Flor Velázquez −52 kg  An K-A (PRK)
L 0001–1000
Did not advance  Mestre (CUB)
W 0001–0000
 Kaliyeva (KAZ)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance
Ysis Barreto −63 kg  Hane (SEN)
W 1012–0000
 Tanimoto (JPN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance BYE  Kong J-Y (KOR)
W 1001–0100
 Heill (AUT)
L 0001–0030
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Venezuela had qualified 1 boat in rowing.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dhiso Hernández Single sculls 7:54.52 5 SE/F BYE 7:18.85 1 FE 7:05.12 27

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

None of the three Venezuelan boats participating in Olympic sailing in Beijing managed to qualify for a medal race, with the top finish being 26th from Johnny Bilbao in the Finn class.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Carlos Flores RS:X 32 33 33 35 21 22 27 28 22 14 EL 232 29
José Miguel Ruiz Laser 39 40 23 29 40 29 33 32 24 CAN EL 249 39
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Johnny Bilbao Finn 26 12 25 23 26 25 20 18 CAN CAN EL 175 26

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled;

Shooting[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Diliana Méndez 10 m air rifle 386 43 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 568 39 Did not advance

Softball[edit]

The Venezuelan women's softball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the Pan-American qualifying tournament at home Valencia. At the Olympics, they initially struggled, losing their first three games by a combined score of 21-1, but then won two straight games without conceding a run, leaving them at 2-3 and in the hunt for a medal round place. However, they lost two difficult matches against eventual medal winners to close out the round robin, and fell one loss short of a medal round spot.

Team roster
Results
Team W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
 United States 7 0 53 1 1.000 - -
 Japan 6 1 23 13 .857 1 -
 Australia 5 2 30 11 .714 2 -
 Canada 3 4 17 23 .429 4 -
 Chinese Taipei 2 5 10 23 .286 5 2-0 vs. CHN/VEN
 China 2 5 19 21 .286 5 1-1 vs. TPE/VEN
 Venezuela 2 5 15 35 .286 5 0-2 vs. CHN/TPE
 Netherlands 1 6 8 48 .143 6 -
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 United States 0 4 2 5 0 X X 11 11 0
 Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 0 2
WP: Jennie Finch(1-0)   LP: Johana Gómez(0-1)
Home runs:
USA: Natasha Watley(1), Caitlin Lowe(1), Crystl Bustos(1)
VEN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 China 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 7 10 1
 Venezuela 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
WP: Wei Lu(1-0)   LP: Mariangee Bogado(0-1)
Home runs:
CHN: Yanhong Yu(1)
VEN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 6 0
 Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
WP: Chia-Yen Wu(1-1)   LP: Johana Gómez(0-2)
Home runs:
TPE: Hsueh-Mei Lu(1)
VEN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Venezuela 3 3 0 2 X X X 8 7 0
 Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 1 0
WP: Mariangee Bogado(1-1)   LP: Kristi de Varies(0-3)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Venezuela 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
WP: Mariangee Bogado(2-1)   LP: Danielle Lawrie(1-1)
Home runs:
VEN: Yuruby Alicart(1)
CAN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Venezuela 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
 Japan 0 0 0 1 4 0 X 5 9 0
WP: Hiroko Sakai(3-0)   LP: Mariangee Bogado(2-2)
Home runs:
VEN: None
JPN: Satoko Mabuchi(3), Eri Yamada (1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Venezuela 0 0 0 0 2 X X 2 1 0
 Australia 4 1 0 4 0 X X 9 8 0
WP: Justine Smethurst(2-0)   LP: Mariangee Bogado(2-3)
Home runs:
VEN: None
AUS: Danielle Stewart(1)

Swimming[edit]

Venezuela sent a thirteen-person swimming team to compete in eighteen events in Beijing. In the pool, only two managed to progress to a semifinal, and none made a final. The best finishes for the team came in the two open water events, as Erwin Maldonado finished 10th in the men's race, and Andreina Pinto finished 9th in the women's race.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Crox Acuña 200 m freestyle 1:50.52 42 Did not advance
Octavio Alesi 100 m butterfly 53.58 38 Did not advance
Leopoldo Andara 200 m breaststroke 2:17.77 50 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:05.71 43 Did not advance
Jonathan Camacho 50 m freestyle 22.87 47 Did not advance
Erwin Maldonado 10 km open water N/A 1:52:13.6 10
Alexis Márquez 200 m butterfly 2:01.25 36 Did not advance
Ricardo Monasterio 1500 m freestyle 15:45.98 35 N/A Did not advance
Albert Subirats 100 m freestyle 48.97 21 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 51.71 8 Q 51.82 11 Did not advance
Daniele Tirabassi 400 m freestyle 3:53.26 31 N/A Did not advance

Qualifiers for the latter rounds of all events are decided on a time only basis, therefore positions shown are overall results versus competitors in all heats.

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andreína Pinto 800 m freestyle 8:30:30 24 N/A Did not advance
10 km open water N/A 1:59:40.0 9
Yanel Pinto 400 m freestyle 4:18.09 32 N/A Did not advance
Arlene Semeco 50 m freestyle 24.98 10 Q 25.05 15 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 55.70 30 Did not advance
Erin Volcán 100 m backstroke 1:03.90 42 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:15.58 32 Did not advance

Qualifiers for the latter rounds of all events are decided on a time only basis, therefore positions shown are overall results versus competitors in all heats.

Table tennis[edit]

Fabiola Ramos won her preliminary round match, but lost to a North Korean opponent in the first round.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fabiola Ramos Women's singles  Long (CAN)
W 4–1
 Kim J (PRK)
L 0–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Venezuela won their first Olympic medal in Taekwondo in Athens, and though Adriana Carmona, who won that medal, lost her first round match in Beijing, Venezuela was able to win another medal in 2008. Dalia Contreras won her first two matches to make the semifinals in the women's under 49 kg division, where she lost a tied match on a judges decision. Still, her semifinals appearance allowed her to progress directly to the bronze medal match, where she beat a Kenyan opponent to claim Venezuela's only medal of the 2008 Games. Overall, the four person Taekwondo team went 4-4, with three of the four wins from Contreras.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Carlos Vásquez Men's −80 kg  Baguissi (GAB)
W 5–0
 Cook (GBR)
L 2–5
Did not advance
Juan Díaz Men's +80 kg  Zrouri (MAR)
L KO
Did not advance
Dalia Contreras Women's −49 kg  Gülec (GER)
W 4–2
 Craig (USA)
W 3–2
 Puedpong (THA)
L 2–2 SUP
BYE  Alango (KEN)
W 2–0
Did not advance 3
Adriana Carmona Women's +67 kg  Chen Z (CHN)
L 1–3
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Milagros Sequera was trailing by a set and a game when she retired from her first round match.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Milagros Sequera Women's singles  Bondarenko (UKR)
L 3–6, 0–1r
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Indoor[edit]

Both Venezuelan volleyball teams won the South American Qualification tournament to earn their Olympic berths, but were less successful in Beijing. Between them, the two teams won just one out of ten matches, with the men's team beating Japan in straight sets. The men's team also managed to force a fifth set against both the American and Chinese teams, eventually finishing fifth in their group, while the women's team won only a single set and finished last in their group. The final ranking of the men's team was tied for 9th place, while that of the women's team was tied for 11th place.

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Venezuelan roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
3 Rojas, AndyAndy Rojas 2 October 1977 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 318 cm (125 in) Italy Ermoli
4 Silva, JoelJoel Silva 14 September 1985 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 334 cm (131 in) 329 cm (130 in) Venezuela Apure
5 Valera, RodmanRodman Valera 20 April 1982 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 332 cm (131 in) Venezuela Compoktuna
6 Luna, CarlosCarlos Luna 25 January 1981 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 339 cm (133 in) 331 cm (130 in) Japan Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
7 Diaz, LuisLuis Díaz 20 August 1983 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 349 cm (137 in) 342 cm (135 in) Italy Tonno Calippo
10 Mendez, RonaldRonald Méndez 26 October 1982 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 357 cm (141 in) 352 cm (139 in) Venezuela Bolívar
11 Gomez, ErnardoErnardo Gómez 30 July 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in) Japan Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
12 Tejeda, CarlosCarlos Tejeda 29 July 1980 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Spain CV Almería
13 Marquez, IvanIván Márquez 4 October 1981 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 339 cm (133 in) 333 cm (131 in) Netherlands Verening
14 Ereu, ThomasThomas Ereu 25 October 1979 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 345 cm (136 in) Italy Taviano
17 Blanco, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Blanco 27 July 1981 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 336 cm (132 in) Venezuela Karava
18 Cedeno, FreddyFreddy Cedeno 10 September 1981 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 348 cm (137 in) Spain Arona
Group play
 
Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 10 5 0 460 371 1.240 15 4 3.750
2  Italy 9 4 1 439 401 1.095 13 6 2.167
3  Bulgaria 8 3 2 446 440 1.014 10 9 1.111
4  China 7 2 3 445 492 0.904 9 13 0.692
5  Venezuela 6 1 4 421 451 0.933 8 12 0.667
6  Japan 5 0 5 392 448 0.875 4 15 0.267

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

10 August 2008
12:35
v
United States  3 – 2  Venezuela Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Konstantin Tufekchiev (BUL), Umit Sokullu (TUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
22
21
15
108
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
18
18
25
25
10
96
12 August 2008
20:00
v
Venezuela  2 – 3  China Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 12,500
Referee(s): Massimo Menghini (ITA), Konstantin Tufekchiev (BUL)
Report(s): result statistics
21
25
25
21
14
106
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
25
21
16
25
16
103
14 August 2008
10:00
v
Italy  3 – 0  Venezuela Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,300
Referee(s): Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Mitch Davidson (CAN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
21
20
21
62
16 August 2008
22:00
v
Venezuela  3 – 0  Japan Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 7,500
Referee(s): Mitch Davidson (CAN), Victor Rodriguez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
23
21
23
67
18 August 2008
10:00
v
Bulgaria  3 – 1  Venezuela Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,400
Referee(s): Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Laert Souza (BRA)
Report(s): result statistics
23
25
25
25
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
19
16
22
82

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Venezuelan roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Paz, YessicaYessica Paz 7 October 1989 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Venezuela Aragua
5 Franchesco, GénesisGénesis Franchesco 6 May 1990 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 236 cm (93 in) 232 cm (91 in) Venezuela Miranda
6 Valero, MariaMaria Valero 18 September 1991 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 245 cm (96 in) 242 cm (95 in) Venezuela Barinas
8 Villar, AmarilisAmarilis Villar 30 March 1984 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 280 cm (110 in) 276 cm (109 in) Venezuela Vargas
9 Andrade, JayceJayce Andrade 19 May 1984 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 296 cm (117 in) Venezuela Zulia
10 Glod, DesireeDesiree Glod 28 September 1982 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 301 cm (119 in) Venezuela Miranda
12 Quijada, GheraldineGheraldine Quijada 31 January 1988 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 282 cm (111 in) Venezuela D.C.
13 Florian, ShirleyShirley Florian 27 July 1991 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 301 cm (119 in) Venezuela Zulia
14 Blanco, AleoscarAleoscar Blanco 18 July 1987 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 296 cm (117 in) Venezuela Vargas
15 Perez, Maria JoseMaría José Pérez 18 March 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 296 cm (117 in) Puerto Rico Llaneras de Toa Baja
17 Acosta, RoslandyRoslandy Acosta 25 February 1992 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 291 cm (115 in) Venezuela Vargas
18 Romero, WendyWendy Romero 8 February 1992 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 291 cm (115 in) Venezuela Cojedes
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
 
Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 10 5 0 426 371 1.148 15 3 5.000
2  United States 9 4 1 459 441 1.041 12 9 1.333
3  China 8 3 2 467 395 1.182 13 7 1.857
4  Japan 7 2 3 381 389 0.979 7 11 0.636
5  Poland 6 1 4 441 445 0.991 9 12 0.750
6  Venezuela 5 0 5 262 395 0.663 1 15 0.067

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

9 August 2008
20:00
v
Venezuela  0 – 3  China Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Dejan Jovanovic (Serbia), Patrick Deregnaucourt (France)
Report(s): result statistics
13
13
18
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25
11 August 2008
22:15
v
Japan  3 – 0  Venezuela Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (Czech Republic), Frans Loderus (Netherlands)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
12
17
12
13 August 2008
12:00
v
Venezuela  1 – 3  United States Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
Attendance: 3,400
Referee(s): Andrei Zenovich (Russia), Dejan Jovanovic (Serbia)
Report(s): result statistics
17
25
14
18
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
25
20
25
25
15 August 2008
12:30
v
Venezuela  0 – 3  Poland Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Janpen Jirakakul (Thailand), Humberto Salas (Mexico)
Report(s): result statistics
12
12
20
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25
17 August 2008
12:00
v
Cuba  3 – 0  Venezuela Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
Attendance: 3,500
Referee(s): Andrei Zenovich (Russia), Konstantin Tufekchiev (Bulgaria)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
20
20
19

Weightlifting[edit]

The top finish from a Venezuelan lifter in Beijing was a 9th from Judith Chacon in the 53 kg division, but this was last placed finish in a division with few entrants. The next best finish came from Israel José Rubio in the men's 69 kg division, where he finished 13th. Three of the seven Venezuelan lifters did not complete a valid lift in one of the portions of the competition, and thus did not finish with a legal total.

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Israel José Rubio −69 kg 139 10 167 12 306 13
José Ocando −77 kg 140 19 182 15 322 17
Octavio Mejías 140 13 185 DNF 140 DNF
Herbys Márquez −85 kg 152 DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Judith Chacón −53 kg 80 9 101 9 181 9
Solenny Villasmil −63 kg 90 12 115 13 205 13
Iriner Jiménez −69 kg 90 8 120 DNF 90 DNF

Wrestling[edit]

The three Venezuelan wrestlers combined for a record of 0-4, with Luis Vivénez qualifying for the repechage, but losing his match to a Cuban athlete.

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
Luis Vivénes −96 kg BYE  Tigiyev (KAZ)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance BYE  Batista (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Women'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
Mayelis Caripá −48 kg  Boubryemm (FRA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 14
Marcia Andrades −55 kg N/A  Cristea (MDA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

List of qualified athletes (Spanish)