Costa Rica at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Costa Rica at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Costa Rica.svg
IOC code CRC
NOC Comité Olímpico de Costa Rica
Website www.concrc.org (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 11 in 6 sports
Flag bearer Nery Brenes[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Costa Rica competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut in 1936.

Costa Rican Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico de Costa Rica) selected a squad of 11 athletes, six men and five women, to compete in six different sports at the Games. This was approximately the same size as the previous Games, with the addition of two female athletes and the difference of two males. Among the sports represented by the athletes, Costa Rica marked its Olympic debut in beach volleyball.[2]

Nearly half of the Costa Rican roster had competed in London 2012, with sprinter Nery Brenes leading the athletes as the most experienced member and the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony at his third Games.[1]

For the fourth consecutive time, Costa Rica left Rio de Janeiro without a single Olympic medal. Unable to reach the final, Brenes was the only athlete to produce a best finish for the Costa Rican squad at the Games, placing sixth each in the semifinal heat of both the men's 200 and 400 metres.[3]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Costa Rican athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[4][5]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nery Brenes 200 m 20.20 1 Q 20.33 6 Did not advance
400 m 45.53 2 Q 45.02 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Roberto Sawyers Hammer throw 70.08 24 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sharolyn Scott 400 m hurdles 58.27 7 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Costa Rica has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his top 5 national ranking in the 2015 UCI America Tour.[6][7]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Andrey Amador Men's road race 6:30:05 54
Milagro Mena Women's road race Did not finish

Mountain biking[edit]

Costa Rica has qualified one mountain biker for the men's Olympic cross-country race, by virtue of a top two national finish, not yet qualified, at the 2015 Pan American Championships.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Andrey Fonseca Men's cross-country 1:44:54 33

Judo[edit]

Costa Rica has qualified one judoka for the men's lightweight category (73 kg) at the Games. Miguel Murillo earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region as highest-ranked Costa Rican judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[8][9]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Miguel Murillo Men's −73 kg Bye  Ono (JPN)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Costa Rica has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send a female swimmer to the Olympics.[10][11][12]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marie Laura Meza Women's 100 m butterfly 1:02.01 36 Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Costa Rica has entered one triathlete to compete at the Games. London 2012 Olympian Leonardo Chacón was ranked among the top 40 eligible triathletes in the men's event based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[13]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Leonardo Chacón Men's 18:11 0:48 55:43 0:38 33:46 1:49.06 30

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Costa Rica women's beach volleyball team qualified directly for the Olympics by winning the final match over Mexico at the 2016 NORCECA Continental Cup in Guaymas, Mexico, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[14]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nathalia Alfaro
Karen Cope
Women's Pool F
 BawdenClancy (AUS)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 14–21)
 Meppelinkvan Iersel (NED)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 16–21)
 AgudoPérez (VEN)
L 0 – 2 (16–21, 19–21)
4 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Emocionado y sorprendido Nery Brenes llevará el Pabellón en Río 2016" [Excited and surprised, Nery Brenes will carry the flag in Rio 2016] (in Spanish). San José, Costa Rica: La Nación. 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Costa Rica es grande entre las pequeñas delegaciones de los Juegos Olímpicos" [Costa Rica enters among the smallest delegations at the Olympics] (in Spanish). San José, Costa Rica: La Nación. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Krumholtz, Michael (16 August 2016). "Nery Brenes sets national record, wins first round heat in Olympic 200m dash". The Tico Times. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "UCI announces men's road Olympic quotas". Cyclingnews.com. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Josué González gana medalla de plata en Panamericano y clasifica al país a los Juegos Olímpicos" [Josué González gets the silver medal at the Pan American Champs and qualifies for the Olympics] (in Spanish). San José: La Nación. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  8. ^ "IJF Officially Announces Qualified Athletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". International Judo Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Miguel Murillo será el representante de Judo en Río" [Miguel Murillo will be the judo representative in Rio] (in Spanish). Comité Olímpico de Costa Rica. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Rio 2016. FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Mary Laura Meza tiene dos cartas para estar en los Juegos Olímpicos" [Mary Laura Meza received a wildcard to compete at the Olympics] (in Spanish). San José, Costa Rica: La Nación. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  13. ^ "National Federations select athletes for Rio Olympics". International Triathlon Union. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Costa Rica earn NORCECA women's spot to Rio de Janeiro". FIVB. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.

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