Argentina

History

Argentina made its Summer Olympic debut in 1900 and appeared at most subsequent games with the exceptions of 1904, 1912 and the United States led boycott of 1980. By sending over 100 athletes since 1996 Argentina usually has one of the largest delegations at the games. These athletes compete in a wide variety of sports, including in a diverse set of team sports that rivals even the largest and most successful nations.

Among Pan American nations Argentina is one of the most successful, winning a total of 74 medals. This was done across 17 current sports and the discontinued polo. Their first medal was won in 1924 and they continued to medal at each Olympics they participated in with the exception of 1976 and 1984. With 24 medals, boxing is their most successful sport; however, most of those medals were won during the early days of Argentina’s Olympic experience. Since 1968 the nation has only won a single medal in the sport. Sailing is a more recent successful sport where the nation won eight of its ten medals since 1996. Argentina’s has also enjoyed recent success in team sports where they medaled ten times in basketball, field hockey and football since 1996. The most successful Argentine athletes are sailor Carlos Espínola with two silvers and two bronzes (1996-2008) and field hockey player Luciana Aymar with two silvers and two bronzes (2000-2012).

Qualified Quotas

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Jumping Jose Maria Larocca
Horse: Finn Lente

Field Hockey

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Juan Vivaldi
Pedro Ibarra
Nicolas Keenan
Maico Casella
Matias Paredes
Lucas Vila
Jose Tolini
Ignacio Ortiz
Juan Lopez
Matias Rey
Lucas Martinez
Nicolas Cicileo
Agustin Mazzilli
Federico Fernandez
Agustin Bugallo
Martin Ferreiro
Women’s Tournament Belen Succi
Sofia Toccalino
Rosario Luchetti
Agostina Alonso
Giselle Kanevsky
Carla Rebecchi
Maria Granatto
Victoria Sauze
Agustina Albertarrio
Victoria Granatto
Eugenia Trinchinetti
Micaela Retegui
Silvina d’Elia
Noel Barrionuevo
Julieta Jankunas
Valentina Costa

Handball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Matias Schulz
Federico Fernandez
Federico Pizarro
Sebastian Simonet
Pablo Vainstein
Diego Simonet
Ignacio Pizarro
Pablo Simonet
Santiago Baronetto
Lucas Moscariello
Gonzalo Carou
Guillermo Fischer
Leone Maciel
Nicolas Bonanno

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Sergio Villamayor

Rugby Sevens

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Felipe Del Mestre
Luciano Gonzalez
Matias Osadczuk
Lautaro Bazan Velez
Santiago Alvarez
Francisco Ulloa
Santiago Mare
Tomas Vanni
Gaston Revol
Maximo Provenzano
German Schulz
Fernando Luna
Franco Sabato

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Francisco Guaragna
Women’s Laser Radial Lucia Falasca
Men’s Finn Facundo Olezza
Mixed Nacra 17 Foiling Santiago Lange
Cecilia Carranza Saroli

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Alexis Eberhardt
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Fernanda Russo
Women’s Skeet Melisa Gil

Swimming

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Freestyle Delfina Pignatiello
Women’s 800m Freestyle Delfina Pignatiello
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Delfina Pignatiello
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Julia Sebastian

Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Nadia Podoroska

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Indoor Volleyball Federico Pereyra
Nicolas Uriarte
Cristian Poglajen
Facundo Conte
Agustin Loser
Santiago Danani
Sebastian Sole
Bruno Lima
Ezequiel Palacios
Pablo Crer
Luciano De Cecco
Alexis Gonzalez
Nicolas Mendez
Martin Ramos