Dominican Republic at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Dominican Republic at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
IOC code DOM
NOC Dominican Republic Olympic Committee
Website www.colimdo.org (Spanish)
in Beijing
Competitors 25 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Félix Sanchez (opening)
Manuel Félix Díaz (closing)
Medals
Ranked 46th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 1 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Manuel Félix Díaz Boxing Light welterweight
 Silver Gabriel Mercedes Taekwondo Men's 58 kg
 Bronze Yuderqui Contreras Weightlifting Women's 53 kg

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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Arismendy Peguero 400 m 46.28 6 Did not advance
Félix Sánchez 400 m hurdles 51.10 5 Did not advance
Joel Báez
Pedro Mejía
Arismendy Peguero
Carlos Yohelin Santa
Yoel Tapia
4 × 400 m relay 3:04.31 SB 8 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mariely Sánchez 200 m 24.05 6 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

The Dominican Republic qualified six boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Nunez was the only boxer to qualify at the World Championships.[1] Payano became the second to qualify for the nation, doing so at the first American qualifying tournament.[2] The remaining four boxers qualified at the second American continental qualifying tournament.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Winston Mendez Light flyweight  Bilali (KEN)
W 9–3
 Ruanroeng (THA)
L 3–7
Did not advance
Juan Carlos Payano Flyweight  Thomas (FRA)
W 10–6
 Picardi (ITA)
L 4–8
Did not advance
Roberto Navarro Featherweight  Porozo (ECU)
L 3–3+
Did not advance
Manuel Félix Díaz Light welterweight  Hambardzumyan (ARM)
W 11–4
 Joyce (IRL)
W 11+–11
 Sepahvand (IRI)
W 11–6
 Vastine (FRA)
W 12–10
 Boonjumnong (THA)
W 12–4
1st, gold medalist(s)
Gilbert Lenin Castillo Welterweight  Stretskyy (UKR)
L 6–9
Did not advance
Argenis Casimiro Middleweight Bye  Blanco (VEN)
L 7–18
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

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
Juan Jacinto Men's −66 kg Bye  Uchishiba (JPN)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance  Miresmaeili (IRI)
L 0000–0011
Did not advance
Teófilo Diek Men's −100 kg Bye  Morgan (CAN)
L 1001–0000
Did not advance
María García Women's −52 kg Bye  Fernandes (BRA)
W 0010–0001
 Kim K-O (KOR)
L 0000–1003
Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Raul Aguayo Laser 37 30 35 38 34 28 29 36 29 CAN EL 258 40

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

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Julio Elizardo Dujarric Lembcke Skeet 110 31 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jacinto Ayala 50 m freestyle 22.57 34 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Singles
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
Lin Ju Men's singles Bye  Apolonia (POR)
W 4–1
 Crisan (ROU)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Lian Qian Women's singles  Fomum (CMR)
W 4–0
 Komwong (THA)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Wu Xue Bye  Sang Xu (AUS)
W 4–0
 Wang Yg (SIN)
W 4–1
 Gao J (USA)
W 4–3
 Guo Y (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lian Qian
Johenny Valdez
Wu Xue
Women's team Group A
 China (CHN)
L 0 – 3
 Austria (AUT)
L 0 – 3
 Croatia (CRO)
L 1 – 3
4 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gabriel Mercedes Men's −58 kg  Póvoa (POR)
W 3–0
 Chu M-Y (TPE)
W 3–2
 Ramos (ESP)
W 3–2
Bye  Pérez (MEX)
L 1–1 SUP
2nd, silver medalist(s)

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Yuderqui Contreras Women's −53 kg 91 4 115 4 206 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

See also[edit]

References[edit]