Venezuela made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1948 and has competed ever since. The nation sends a large delegation with over 50 athletes competing in recent Olympics. The athletes compete in various sports including, athletics, boxing, cycling, fencing, swimming, weightlifting and wrestling.

Venezuela won its first medal at the 1952 Olympics and has won a total of 15 medals across 8 sports. The most successful sports are boxing (6), athletics (2) and taekwondo (2). No athlete has won multiple medals for Venezuela. The two gold medalists are boxer Francisco Rodriguez whom won the men’s light flyweight at the 1968 Olympics and fencer Ruben Limardo whom won the men’s epee at the 2012 Olympics. In 2016 Venezuela won three medals.

Qualified Quotas


Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Pole Vault Robeilys Peinado
Women’s Triple Jump Yulimar Rojas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Andres Lage


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Indoor Volleyball Fernando Gonzalez
Hector Mata
Emerson Rodriguez
Robert Oramas Brizuela
Edson Valencia Gonzalez
Jose Angulo
Jose Verdi
Leonard Colina Chourio
Eliecer Canelo Sanchez
Luis Antonio Arias
Ronald Fayola Furtado
Jonathan Quijada
Willner Rivas
Armando Velazquet Escalante