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Puerto Rico at the Olympics

Puerto Rico at the Olympics is a history which began in 1900.

Puerto Rico at the
Olympics
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg
IOC codePUR
Websitewww.copur.pr (Spanish)
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
6
Total
9
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Puerto Rico is PUR.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

A team from Puerto Rico was first at the Olympic Games in 1948. They have been in every Summer Olympic Games since then. Puerto Rico has also been in the Winter Olympic Games since 1984, but missed the Games of 2006 and 2010.

Puerto Rican athletes have won a total of eight medals. Most are in boxing.

The National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico was formed in 1948 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee the same year.

List of medalistsEdit

Summer GamesEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
3  Bronze Juan Venegas 1948 London Boxing Men's bantamweight
3  Bronze Orlando Maldonado 1976 Montreal Boxing Men's light flyweight
2  Silver Luis Ortiz 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's lightweight
3  Bronze Arístides González 1984 Los Angeles Boxing Men's middleweight
3  Bronze Aníbal Acevedo 1992 Barcelona Boxing Men's welterweight
3  Bronze Daniel Santos 1996 Atlanta Boxing Men's welterweight
3  Bronze Javier Culson 2012 London Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles
2  Silver Jaime Espinal 2012 London Wrestling Freestyle 84kg
1 Gold Monica Puig 2016 Rio Tennis Womens Single Tennis Championship

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

Other websitesEdit

  • "Comité Olímpico de Puerto Rico". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  • Puerto Rico profile at London2012.com