Puerto Rico at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Puerto Rico at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg
IOC codePUR
NOCPuerto Rico Olympic Committee
Websitecopur.pr (in Spanish)
in Tokyo
Competitors25 in 8 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Puerto Rico is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's nineteenth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Athletics[edit]

Puerto Rican athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

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
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Andrés Arroyo Men's 800 m
Ryan Sánchez
Wesley Vázquez
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Women's 200 m
Women's 100 m hurdles

Basketball[edit]

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Puerto Rico women's Women's tournament







Women's tournament[edit]

Puerto Rico women's basketball team qualified for the first time at the Olympics as one of three highest-ranked eligible squads at the Bourges meet of the 2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[4]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2  Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible quarterfinals
4  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated
First match(es) will be played on 27 July 2021. Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
21:00
v
Puerto Rico  vs.  China

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
10:00
v
Belgium  vs.  Puerto Rico

2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
21:00
v
Australia  vs.  Puerto Rico

Equestrian[edit]

Puerto Rico entered one eventing rider into the Olympic equestrian competition, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group E (Central and South America).[5]

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Lauren Billys Castle Larchfield Purdy Individual

Rowing[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by finishing fifth in the A-final and securing the last of five berths available at the 2021 FISA Americas Olympic Qualification Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, signifying the country's return to the sport for the first time since 1988.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  Women's single sculls

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Puerto Rican sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships, Pan American Games, and the continental regattas, marking the country's recurrence to the sport for the first time after sixteen years.[7]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Enrique Figueroa
Gretchen Ortiz
Mixed Nacra 17

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Table tennis[edit]

Puerto Rico entered three athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Adriana Díaz secured an outright berth in the women's singles with a gold-medal victory at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.[8] Adriana's older sister Melanie Díaz, with Brian Afanador joining them to compete on the men's side at his second consecutive Games, scored the initial-stage final match triumphs to book one of the available places each in their respective singles events at the Latin American Qualification Tournament in Rosario, Argentina.[9]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Brian Afanador Men's singles
Adriana Díaz Women's singles
Melanie Díaz

Taekwondo[edit]

Puerto Rico entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition at the Games. American-born taekwondo practitioner Victoria Stambaugh secured a spot in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) with a top two finish at the 2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament in San José, Costa Rica.[10]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Victoria Stambaugh Women's −49 kg

Wrestling[edit]

Puerto Rico qualified one wrestler for the men's freestyle 74 kg into the Olympic competition, by progressing to the top two finals at the 2020 Pan American Qualification Tournament in Ottawa, Canada.[11]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Franklin Gómez −74 kg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Australia battle past Brazil to book Olympics spot, Puerto Rico also qualify". FIBA. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Americas Qualification Regatta Completed Ahead of Schedule". International Rowing Federation. 6 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Clasifican a las Olimpiadas de Tokio Quique Figueroa y Gretchen Ortiz" [Quique Figueroa and Gretchen Ortiz qualified for the Tokyo Olympics] (in Spanish). El Nuevo Día. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Hugo Calderano and Adriana Diaz, Tokyo bound". ITTF. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Brian Afanador prevails to set up qualification showdown". ITTF. 14 April 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Six countries secure spots for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on day 2 of Pan Am Qualification Tournament". World Taekwondo. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  11. ^ Grégorio, Taylor (15 March 2020). "Destribats Becomes Argentina's First Olympic Wrestler Since 1996". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 15 March 2020.

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