Rocio Rivarola Trappe (born July 20, 1987 in Asunción) is a female Paraguayan rower.[1] Rivarola qualified for the women's single sculls at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens by achieving a fifth spot from FISA Latin American Qualification Regatta in San Salvador, El Salvador with an entry time of 8:25.81.[2] Rowing in the D-Final, Rivarola paddled her stretch against five other women to overhaul an eight-minute barrier for a third-place effort and twenty-first overall in a lifetime best of 7:57.36.[3][4] Building a historic milestone for Paraguay, Rivarola became the youngest and first ever female athlete as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[5][6]

Rocio Rivarola
Personal information
Full nameRocio Rivarola Trappe
Nationality Paraguay
Born (1987-07-02) 2 July 1987 (age 32)
Asunción, Paraguay
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
ClubCNR Mbigua


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rocio Rivarola". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Rocío Rivarola consigue el boleto para Atenas" [Rocío Rivarola get the ticket for Athens] (in Spanish). Diario ABC Color. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Rowing: Women's Single Sculls Final D". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Rocío Rivarola fue 21ª y Daniel Sosa terminó 26º" [Rocío Rivarola and Daniel Sosa finished 21st and 26th] (in Spanish). Diario ABC Color. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  5. ^ "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Rocío Rivarola, abanderada paraguaya en Atenas 2004, vuelve !" [Rocío Rivarola, Paraguayan champion in Athens 2004, returns!] (in Spanish). La Nación (Paraguay). 16 October 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.

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