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.
|Event||Qualifying Athletes||Selected Athletes|
|Women’s Triple Jump||Yulimar Rojas|