Guatemala at the Olympics

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Guatemala at the
Olympics
Flag of Guatemala.svg
IOC code GUA
NOC Guatemalan Olympic Committee
Website www.cog.org.gt (in Spanish)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Guatemala first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, but then missed the next three Olympiads. Guatemala has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since 1968. The nation has participated in the Winter Olympic Games once, in 1988.

Guatemala won its first Olympic medal sixty years after its first Olympic appearance, during the 2012 Summer Olympics, when Erick Barrondo took second place in the men's 20 km walk.[1] This makes Guatemala notable as one of the only countries with more Nobel laureates than Olympic medalists.[2]

The National Olympic Committee for Guatemala was created in 1947 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee that same year.

Medal Tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Finland 1952 Helsinki 21 0 0 0 0
Australia 1956 Melbourne did not participate
Italy 1960 Rome did not participate
Japan 1964 Tokyo did not participate
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 48 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 8 0 0 0 0
Canada 1976 Montreal 29 0 0 0 0
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles 24 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1988 Seoul 30 0 0 0 0 -
Spain 1992 Barcelona 14 0 0 0 0 -
United States 1996 Atlanta 26 0 0 0 0 -
Australia 2000 Sydney 15 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 18 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 12 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 19 0 1 0 1 69
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 21 0 0 0 0
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
France 2024 Paris
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Total 0 1 0 1 127

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Canada 1988 Calgary 6 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Medals by sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Athletics 0 1 0 1 84
Total 0 1 0 1 127

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Erick Barrondo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 20 km walk

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chen wins Olympic 20km walk, history for Guatemala". Eurosport Asia. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ "FACT OF THE DAY: OLYMPICS EDITION". Tablet Magazine. 9 August 2012.

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