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Dominican Republic at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Dominican Republic competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's fourteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Dominican Republic at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
IOC code DOM
NOC Dominican Republic Olympic Committee
Website www.colimdo.org (in Spanish)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 29 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Luguelín Santos[1]
Medals
Ranked 78th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Dominican Republic Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Dominicano, COD) sent a team of 29 athletes, 21 men and 8 women, to compete in eleven different sports at the Games.[2] The nation's full roster was smaller by six athletes than in London 2012, and also featured its highest number of male participants in Olympic history since 1992. Among the sports represented by the nation's athletes, Dominican Republic made its Olympic debut in archery, road cycling, equestrian, and tennis.

Seven athletes from the Dominican Republic previously competed in London at the 2012 Olympics, including weightlifters Beatriz Pirón and Yuderqui Contreras, American-based freestyle swimmer Dorian McMenemy, and sprinter and former Youth Olympian Luguelín Santos, who earned a silver in the men's 400 metres. The lone returning medalist from the previous Games, Santos was selected to lead the Dominican Republic delegation as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][3]

Dominican Republic left Rio de Janeiro with only a bronze medal, won by taekwondo fighter Luisito Pie in the men's flyweight category (58 kg).[4][5] Several of the nation's athletes narrowly missed out of the podium in their respective sporting events, including Pirón (fourth, women's 48 kg), Contreras (sixth, women's 58 kg), fellow weightlifter Luis García (eighth, men's 56 kg), and half-lightweight judoka Wander Mateo (seventh, men's 66 kg).

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MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Bronze Luisito Pie Taekwondo Men's 58 kg 17 August

ArcheryEdit

One archer from the Dominican Republic has qualified for the women's individual recurve at the Olympics by securing one of three available Olympic spots at the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Medellín, Colombia.[6]

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
Yessica Camilo Women's individual 525 64   Choi M-s (KOR)
L 0–6
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Dominican Republic athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[7][8][9][10][11]

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
Stanly del Carmen 200 m 20.55 6 Did not advance
Yancarlos Martínez 20.97 7 Did not advance
Gustavo Cuesta 400 m 46.92 7 Did not advance
Luguelín Santos 45.61 2 Q 44.71 SB 4 Did not advance
Yohandris Andújar
Mayobanex de Óleo
Stanly del Carmen
Yancarlos Martínez
Christopher Valdez
4 × 100 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Luis Charles
Gustavo Cuesta
Máximo Mercedes
Juander Santos
Luguelín Santos
Yon Soriano
4 × 400 m relay 3:01.76 5 N/A Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Mariely Sánchez 200 m 23.39 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ana José Tima Triple jump 13.61 27 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Dominican Republic has entered two boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Leonel de los Santos had claimed his Olympic spot at the 2016 American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[12] Meanwhile, bantamweight boxer Héctor García secured an additional place on the Dominican Republic roster with his semifinal triumph at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.[13]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Leonel de los Santos Men's flyweight   Finol (VEN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Héctor García Men's bantamweight   Asanau (BLR)
L 1–2
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Dominican Republic has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his individual ranking among the next two best ranked NOCs at the 2015 Pan American Championships, signifying the country's Olympic debut in the sport.[14]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Diego Milán Men's road race Did not finish

EquestrianEdit

Dominican Republic has entered one dressage rider into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top finish from Central & South America in the individual FEI Olympic rankings, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[15]

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz Foco Loco Individual 61.300 59 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Dominican Republic has qualified one judoka for the men's half-lightweight category (66 kg) at the Games. Wander Mateo earned a continental quota spot from the Pan American region as Dominican Republic's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[16][17]

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
Wander Mateo Men's −66 kg Bye   Kuku (COD)
W 010–000
  Oleinic (POR)
W 100–000
  Ebinuma (JPN)
L 000–111
Did not advance   Sobirov (UZB)
L 000–100
Did not advance 7

ShootingEdit

Dominican Republic has qualified one shooter in the men's trap by virtue of his best finish at the American Continental Championships and other selection competitions, as long as he obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[18]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Eduardo Lorenzo Men's trap 114 20 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Dominican Republic has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[19][20][21]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jhonny Peréz Men's 100 m freestyle 51.50 52 Did not advance
Dorian McMenemy Women's 50 m freestyle 27.37 55 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Dominican Republic entered three athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. 2015 Pan American silver medalist Luis Pie, and newcomers Moisés Hernández and Katherine Rodríguez secured the spots each in the men's flyweight (58 kg), men's welterweight (80 kg), and women's heavyweight (+67 kg) category, respectively, by virtue of their top two finish at the 2016 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Aguascalientes, Mexico.[22]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Luisito Pie Men's −58 kg   Tuncat (GER)
W DSQ
  Bragança (POR)
W 4–1
  Hanprab (THA)
L 7–11
Bye   Tortosa (ESP)
W 6–5 SUD
 
Moisés Hernández Men's −80 kg   Güleç (GER)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Katherine Rodríguez Women's +67 kg   Dislam (MAR)
L 1–5
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Dominican Republic has entered one tennis player for the first time into the Olympic tournament. Víctor Estrella Burgos (world no. 78) qualified directly for the men's singles as one of the top 56 eligible players in the ATP World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[23][24]

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
Víctor Estrella Burgos Men's singles   Fognini (ITA)
L 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 0–6
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Weightlifters from the Dominican Republic have qualified two women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships. A single men's Olympic spot had been added to the Dominican Republic roster by virtue of a top seven national finish at the 2016 Pan American Championships. The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.[25]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Luis García Men's −56 kg 118 9 145 9 263 8
Beatriz Pirón Women's −48 kg 85 2 102 5 187 4
Yuderqui Contreras Women's −58 kg 100 5 117 6 217 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "República Dominicana enviará 29 atletas a Juegos de Rio-2016" [Dominican Republic will send 29 athletes to the 2016 Rio Olympics] (in Spanish). El Día. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "YOG athletes fly the flag in stunning Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
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