Costa Rica made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1936. They wouldn’t return until 1964 and have competed ever since. The nation sends around ten athletes to the Olympics though the number does increase whenever the nation qualifies in football. Typically Costa Rica competes in athletics, cycling, judo, shooting and swimming.
The nation has won four medals, with the first one being won in 1988 by swimmer Silvia Poll whom finished with silver in the women’s 200m freestyle. The other three medals were won by her sister Claudia Poll whom won gold at the 1996 Olympics in women’s 200m freestyle and then won two bronze medals at the 2000 Olympics in women’s 200m and 400m freestyle.
| Women’s 100m Hurdles
|| Andrea Vargas