Costa Rica

History

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.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 400m Hurdles Gerald Drummond

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Hurdles Andrea Vargas
Women’s 20km Walk Noelia Vargas

Boxing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Featherweight Julianna Rodriguez Declined

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s BMX Park Qualified Via Rankings Kenneth Tencio
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Andrey Amador
Women’s Road Race Maria Jose Vargas Maria Jose Vargas

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Luciana Alvarado Luciana Alvarado

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -66kg Ian Sancho Ian Sancho

Surfing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Shortboard
(1) (2)
Brisa Hennessy Brisa Hennessy
Leilani McGonagle Leilani McGonagle