Panama made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1928 and has mostly competed ever since. The nation missed the 1932, 1936, 1956 and 1980 Olympics. Panama sends a small delegation of around 10 athletes to compete at each Olympics. The athletes generally compete in athletics, swimming, weightlifting and wrestling. Panama won its first two medals in 1948 where sprinter Lloyd La Beach won two bronze medals in men’s 100m and 200m. Panama’s third medal came in 2008 where Irving Saladino won gold in the men’s long jump.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Christofer Jurado