Dominican Republic


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


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


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


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