Dominican Republic

History

The Dominican Republic made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1964 and has competed ever since. The nation sends a team of about two or three dozen to compete in various sports, typically in athletics, boxing, judo, weightlifting and more recently in taekwondo are represented.

The Dominican Republic won its first medal in 1984 when boxer Pedro Nolasco won bronze in men’s bantamweight. In total the nation has won a total of seven medals in athletics (3), boxing (2) and taekwondo (2) and has won at least one medal since 2004. Their most successful athlete is hurdler Felix Sanchez whom won two gold medals at the 2004 and 2012 Olympics in men’s 400m hurdles. In 2016 the Dominican Republic won one medal.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Marileidy Paulino Marileidy Paulino

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x400m Relay Yancarlos Martinez
Anabel Medina
Marileidy Paulino
Alexander Ogando

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3m Springboard Jonathan Ruvalcaba

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage Yvonne Losos
Horse: Aquamarijn
Yvonne Losos
Horse: TBA
Individual Jumping Hector Florentino
Horse: Carnaval
Hector Florentino
Horse: TBA

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Single Sculls Ignacio Vasquez Ignacio Vasquez

Taekwondo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -68kg Bernardo Pie Bernardo Pie
Men’s -80kg Moises Hernandez Moises Hernandez
Women’s +67kg Katherine Rodriguez Katherine Rodriguez

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Indoor Volleyball Annerys Vargas
Lisvel Elisa Eve
Brenda Castillo
Camil Dominguez
Niverka Marte
Candida Arias
Prisilla Rivera
Yonkaira Pena
Gina Mambru
Bethania de la Cruz
Brayelin Martinez
Jineiry Martinez
Gaila Gonzalez
Larysmer Martinez Caro