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Dominican Republic at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Dominican Republic competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's thirteenth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

Dominican Republic at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
IOC code DOM
NOC Dominican Republic Olympic Committee
Website www.colimdo.org (Spanish)
in London
Competitors 35 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Gabriel Mercedes (opening)
Félix Sánchez (closing)
Medals
Ranked 46th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 0 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Dominican Republic Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Dominicano, COD) sent the nation's largest delegation to the Games. A total of 35 athletes, 15 men and 20 women, competed in 10 sports. For the first time in Olympic history, Dominican Republic was represented by more female than male athletes. Women's volleyball was the only team-based sport in which Dominican Republic was represented at these Olympic games. Among the sports played by the athletes, Dominican Republic marked its Olympic debut in artistic gymnastics.

The Dominican Republic team featured promising athletes: Felix Sánchez, track star in the hurdles and former Olympic gold medalist, Luguelín Santos, world junior champion, and gold medalist at the first Youth Olympic Games, and Gabriel Mercedes, Olympic silver medalist in the men's taekwondo event at Beijing. Two of these athletes won the nation's only medals in athletics at the London games. Felix Sánchez also managed to repeat his gold medal streak from Athens in the men's 400 m hurdles event. Luguelín Santos, on the other hand, settled for the silver instead in the men's 400 metres, behind Grenada's Kirani James. Gabriel Mercedes, being the only medalist to return for his second Olympic appearance, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

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MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Sanchez, FelixFélix Sánchez Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles 6 August
  Silver Santos, LuguelinLuguelín Santos Athletics Men's 400 m 6 August

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games:

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 8 3 11
Boxing 3 0 3
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Judo 0 1 1
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Table tennis 1 0 1
Taekwondo 1 0 1
Volleyball 0 12 12
Weightlifting 0 2 2
Total 15 20 35

AthleticsEdit

 
Félix Sánchez celebrated his gold medal victory for the second time in the men's 400 m hurdles.

The Dominican Republic had 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 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Winder Cuevas 400 m hurdles 50.15 SB 6 Did not advance
Carlos Jorge 200 m 21.02 6 Did not advance
Félix Sánchez 400 m hurdles 49.24 1 Q 47.76 SB 1 Q 47.63 SB  
Luguelín Santos 400 m 45.04 1 Q 44.78 1 Q 44.46  
Gustavo Cuesta
Joel Mejía
Arismendy Peguero
Félix Sánchez
Luguelín Santos
Yon Soriano
4 × 400 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lavonne Idlette 100 m hurdles 13.60 5 Did not advance
Mariely Sánchez 200 m 23.20 SB 6 Did not advance
Raysa Sánchez 400 m 52.47 5 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

The Dominican Republic has qualified boxers for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
William Encarnación Bantamweight   Lemboumba (GAB)
W 15–6
  Ouadahi (ALG)
L 10–16
Did not advance
Wellington Arias Lightweight   Marriaga (COL)
W 17–8
  Lomachenko (UKR)
L 3–15
Did not advance
Junior Castillo Middleweight   Ogogo (GBR)
L 6–13
Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Yamilet Peña Floor 12.300 N/A 12.300 72 Did not advance
Vault N/A 14.699 N/A 14.699 5 Q N/A 14.516 N/A 14.516 6

Legend: Q = qualified for individual final*

JudoEdit

The Dominican Republic has qualified 1 judoka

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
María García Women's −52 kg Bye   Müller (LUX)
L 0002–1011
Did not advance

ShootingEdit

The Dominican Republic has qualified one quota place in the men's trap event;[3]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Sergio Pinero Trap 118 20 Did not advance
Double trap DNS Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nicholas Schwab 200 m freestyle 1:53.41 37 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dorian McMenemy 100 m butterfly 1:05.78 41 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

The Dominican Republic has qualified 1 athlete.

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   Kim S-N (PRK)
W 4–3
  Freitas (POR)
L 0–4
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Gabriel Mercedes has ensured a quota place for the Dominican Republic in the men's 58 kg by reaching the top 3 of the 2011 WTF World Qualification Tournament.[4]

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   Al-Kubati (YEM)
L 3–8
Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

The Dominican Republic has qualified one women's team for the indoor tournament.

  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Women's indoor tournamentEdit

Team roster

The following is the Dominican roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] view · talk

Head coach:   Marcos Kwiek

 
Russia and Dominican Republic women's volleyball teams at the 2012 London Olympics
Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
1 Vargas, AnnerysAnnerys Vargas 7 August 1981 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 327 cm (129 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Criollas de Caguas
3 Eve, Lisvel ElisaLisvel Elisa Eve 10 September 1991 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Mirador Volleyball
5 Castillo, BrendaBrenda Castillo (L) 5 June 1992 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 245 cm (96 in) 230 cm (91 in)   San Cristóbal
7 Marte, NiverkaNiverka Marte 19 October 1990 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 283 cm (111 in)   Deportivo Nacional
8 Arias, CandidaCándida Arias 11 March 1992 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   San Cristóbal
9 Nunez, SidarkaSidarka Núñez 25 June 1984 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Club Malanga
10 Cabral, MilagrosMilagros Cabral (C) 17 October 1978 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Los Cachorros
12 Echenique, KarlaKarla Echenique 16 May 1986 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Deportivo Nacional
13 Rondon, CindyCindy Rondón 12 November 1987 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Mirador Volleyball
14 Rivera, PrisillaPrisilla Rivera 29 December 1984 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   San Pedro
17 Mambru, GinaGina Mambrú 21 January 1986 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Los Cachorros
18 Cruz, BethaniaBethania de la Cruz 13 May 1987 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Deportivo Nacional
Group play
Qualified for the quarter-finals
 
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Russia 14 5 0 15 4 3.750 459 352 1.304
2   Italy 13 4 1 14 5 2.800 442 368 1.201
3   Japan 9 3 2 11 6 1.833 401 335 1.197
4   Dominican Republic 6 2 3 8 9 0.889 374 362 1.033
5   Great Britain 2 1 4 3 14 0.214 295 396 0.745
6   Algeria 1 0 5 2 15 0.133 252 410 0.615
28 July 2012
16:45
v
Italy   3 – 1   Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Zorica Bjelić (SRB), Rolando Cholakian (ARG)
Report(s): report statistics
25
23
25
25
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
17
25
19
15
76
30 July 2012
14:45
v
Dominican Republic   1 – 3   Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,800
Referee(s): Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Karin Zahorcova (CZE)
Report(s): report statistics
23
15
26
22
86
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
25
25
24
25
99
1 August 2012
09:30
v
Dominican Republic   0 – 3   Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 9,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
Report(s): result statistics
20
19
23
62
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
3 August 2012
16:45
v
Great Britain   0 – 3   Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Mohamad Shaaban (EGY), Janpen Jirakakul (THA)
Report(s): result statistics
9
18
19
46
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
5 August 2012
09:30
v
Algeria   0 – 3   Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (USA), Brian McDougall (GBR)
Report(s): result statistics
15
16
13
44
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
Quarter-final
7 August 2012
19:00
v
United States   3 – 0   Dominican Republic Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Jarpen Jirakakul (THA)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
14
21
22
57

WeightliftingEdit

The Dominican Republic has qualified 2 women.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Beatriz Pirón Women's −48 kg 77 7 90 11 167 9
Yuderqui Contreras Women's −53 kg 94 DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2011, retrieved 28 September 2011 
  3. ^ "Quota places by NATION and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Competition Results (Day 1 of World Qualification Tournament on June 30 in Baku, Azerbaijan)". World Taekwondo Federation. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "TEAM COMPOSITION – DOM / Dominican Republic (women)". FIVB. Retrieved 18 July 2012.