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.

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